The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is making public notification of Edwin Steven Villareal, 43, as a sexual offender residing in Walton County. Villarreal is a Hispanic male, 5’7, 147 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He resides at 3261 County Highway 1883 in DeFuniak Springs, FL. He was adjudicated guilty on August 11, 1997 for Lewd and Lascivious on a Child under 16 in Hillsborough County, FL.
There are currently 125 registered sexual offenders/predators living in Walton County. The WCSO conducts monthly residence verification checks to ensure registered sexual offenders and predators comply with the law.
Florida Statutes provide specific guidelines regarding the registration requirement of offenders and predators to report any change in permanent or temporary address within 48 hours of any change.
The WCSO encourage families to visit www.flsexoffender.net to subscribe to receive e-mail alert notifications when registered sexual offenders or predators move into neighborhoods. WCSO also encourages citizens to use the Neighborhood Search feature prior to signing up for alerts to identify registered sexual offenders and predators currently living in neighborhoods.