for immediate release
April 16, 2004


The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Fort Walton Beach Police Department are conducting a community Sexual Predator Notification in accordance with the "Public Safety Information Act of 1997."

Raymond Elija Wortham has registered with a new address of 12-A NW Viking Drive, Fort Walton Beach. This registration is a change of address.

Wortham was released from prison in September, 2002; this is his fifth registered address in south Okaloosa County.

Wortham is a white male, 29 years old (5-3-1974), five feet, ten inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a conviction in 1999 in Duval County of Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child under the age of 12.

More information about registered sexual predators and sexual offenders, including photographs, can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site at A link to that site is available through the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site at The state's Sexual Offender/Predator Unit can also be reached toll-free at 1-888-357-7332. The FDLE currently lists 232 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom 12 have been designated by the courts under the more serious category of "Sexual Predator."


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420