Former Tate Football Coach Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

March 29, 2017

A former Tate High School football coach and church leader has been arrested on multiple child sex offenses against multiple victims over a period from at least 1997 to 2016. Offenses allegedly occurred in locations that included the Tate High School locker room.

Charlie Mabern Hamrick, 54, is facing charges that include three counts of providing obscene material to minors, multiple counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim age 12 to 16, lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim less than 12 years old, and 36 counts of capital sexual assault on a victim under 12. The capital assault charges are life felonies. He remains in the Escambia County Jail.

Hamrick was allegedly director  of a boy’s group called the Royal Rangers at Harvest Christian Center in Cantonment  when a 11-year old boy asked him about puberty during the summer of 2014. The victim’s mother agreed to allow Hamrick to show an educational video to the boy. Hamrick took the boy to the Tate High School locker room and showed him a series of videos, including teens discussing puberty, nude men in sexual acts ,and a video of a nude man and woman engaged in sexual intercourse, according to court documents.

Hamrick is also accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year old boy’s private area at Hamrick’s home at 7855 Sasser Lane.  He also allegedly led a young boy to a bedroom in his home and while Hamrick was nude in front of him.

An adult male came told investigators this month that he was abused  by Hamrick between 1997 and 2000. The victim was 8-11 years old at the time of the alleged abuse and had met Hamrick through his position as a Sunday School teacher at Pine Forest United Methodist Church.  Charges against Hamrick include 36 counts of capital sexual assault for allegedly abusing the young boy on numerous occasions at his home, then in the Pebble Creek Subdivision, and at a Pensacola Beach house and onboard his boat.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report details numerous types of sexual contact between Hamrick and the boy, averaging about once per month for three years. Some of the inappropriate contact reportedly happened under a blanket in Hamrick’s living room while his wife was present, but the victim told investigators that the wife had no knowledge of the abuse.

The victim said he just recently reported the abuse from the late 1990’s because he heard of Hamrick’s other charges and wanted to make sure it did not happen to anyone else.

Another boy reported late last year that he was abused by Hamrick during the summer of 2016 while at his house for fishing, four-wheeler riding and other activities with an additional male friend. The victim was 12-13 years old at the time.

Hamrick was not a full time school district employee, but was paid a stipend as a coach at Tate High School where he reportedly served as the freshman team coach. He was at Tate from August 1, 2012, to September 14, 2015.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is encouraging any additional victims to come forward and contact local law enforcement.

Comments

70 Responses to “Former Tate Football Coach Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges”

  1. Concerned on April 3rd, 2017 11:39 am

    @watcher, @ fisherman….watching your posts as well..!!!!!!

  2. Samro on April 2nd, 2017 8:40 pm

    I hope he sees justice.

  3. Samro on April 2nd, 2017 7:30 pm

    Hamrick has gotten me involved in the financial fraud side I would love to know more about how he was fired/quit from Tate!

  4. EXTREMELY CONCERNED on April 2nd, 2017 7:02 pm

    WATCHER, I am hoping you have been in contact with the authorities on ALL that you know. What little information you have stated seems to “me” to be VERY IMPORTANT!!
    I am with “POST IT” and want to know also as this information might just lead to more victims? I hope & pray not for our children’s sake!
    I also agree with “POST IT” that this town has ALWAYS had & STILL has “A Good Ole Boy” system in place!
    Thank you WATCHER for coming forward with the information you do have that may help the authorities with this case against Hamrick, possibly another PEDOPHILE in our school & maybe help to deter future incidents of this kind in OUR SCHOOLS by changing their policies!
    PRAYING FOR ALL OF THE VICTIMS & THEIR FAMILIES!!!

  5. fisherman on April 2nd, 2017 12:13 pm

    @Watcher
    What ever information you have of any wrong doing you need to turn it over to law enforcement and State Attorney, after you have given them the information share it with the news media. I know the good ole boy system is still going strong. Hamrick could not do physicals without knowledge of someone at the school or the main office. Mr. Thomas must have his head buried in the sand to allow this to happen. Won’t get my vote!!!!!!

  6. Post it on April 1st, 2017 10:38 pm

    Watcher I for one am interested in what you know and have to say about certain people seeming to turn their head the other way and not acknowledge you. There is a good ole boy run system still in place down there.

  7. Watcher on April 1st, 2017 11:21 am

    Look at what Malcolm Thomas just said about Hamrick being terminated for his personal financial problems. Why then was I told back then that he “mysteriously quit”? Did Mr. Thomas the anyone about Hamrick financial crimes? And if not why not. Why would they fire Hamrick for something he had not been convicted of? According to the emails sent to me from the school district and later affirmed by the superintendent in an email to me they take no action (or even do an internal) on employees who haven’t been convicted of a crime! More to come

  8. Mike Mcgahan on March 31st, 2017 8:13 pm

    Monster !

  9. Catt on March 31st, 2017 5:20 pm

    This is very common for PEDOphiles to PREY on Children at Church Groups and Sports. Most are married.

    But, Where is there DECERNMENT? I actually though these church people had the Holy Spirit to warn them about these types and discern the spirits but I wised up after that! Many HIDE in church. Don’t trust women or men with your children alone no matter WHO THEY ARE !!! Teach your children that the word, “NO!” is a complete sentence. Teach them to assert themselves with adults and to tell even if they guy threatens to kill the family.

    A SHERIFF in Escambia County (married, family man, active in church…) Molested my son during Father and Son’s Camp, sponsored by a “church” that no longer exists, on Pine Forest. He told me 8 years later after he was abusing drugs and taking risks.

    This is common behavior for victims of Sexual Abuse after this TRAUMA. I prayed he could hurt no more children and he died a year later. God Hates violence and abuse against children.

    Seek Counseling if you have been a victim or you think your children might me..

  10. Old School on March 31st, 2017 10:55 am

    This is such a shame when we need mentors and coaches and community leaders and teachers, it takes a village. I think it is also important to not have to hover over children I suppose perhaps old values need to be imparted to young folks early about “private parts”
    But if I were a child today and knew my MOTHER was going to publically post to the whole wide world on facebook and here what I talk about in private I would be reluctant to feel free to discuss things with them also.
    Trust does get lost and can not be regained in more ways than one.
    What make this so bad is that he set himself up in such a position of trust and now it is broken and affects and puts suspicion on all.

  11. Mom on March 31st, 2017 8:45 am

    To Tamera, this is MOM and YES it did happen to me by my father. I never said a word. Now it has happened to my son and he is afraid to say ANYTHING!.
    It matters to me…. I WILL SAY and be there for every thing the public can be there for.
    My parents were divorced so no MOM, but had she been there this WOULD not have happened. This MOM WAS THERE. Shame on her.
    We also attend Pine Forest United Methodist where they have an awesome teen group. This has awakened me. You can be sure, my eyes are OPEN WIDE.
    TATE-wake up, say something about back ground checks, etc????
    Everyone is right, we just think our kids are safe at church and school. NOT!!!!
    At home, I keep 100% attention on them, so much it annoys them, but this is what happens. NOW.,who knows what the future holds after a molestation. Especially from a man to a man child! Has to be the worst!!!!!j

  12. fisherman on March 31st, 2017 7:58 am

    Knew a man you molested his step daughter for years great church going individual. Wouldn’t and couldn’t do such things girl not telling the truth all that stuff. Almost all the church members went to bat for him even my wife wouldn’t believe he would do that. Well folks he did the right thing and admitted what he had done to her. His stories he told matched the same things she had said he did to her. All those folks backing him to include the pastor and my wife were in SHOCK!!!! The only person you know is yourself!!!!!!

  13. fisherman on March 31st, 2017 7:50 am

    For all those who state this is such a wonderful great person look him up at the county clerks web site. Type his name in and watch very carefully what pops up. Not such a nice guy. For those who keep saying he wouldn’t do that just have their heads buried in the sand. It’s very hard and difficult to believe that someone you love could do these kinds of act. Be assured they can do it.
    The wife sitting in the room with husband and child covered in a blanket I just hope you really didn’t know what was going on if you did you must live with that guilt the rest of your life.

  14. Tina Marie on March 31st, 2017 2:17 am

    WOW… 1997 to 2016. My son played football at Tate for 4 years during that time. I will be asking him about this coach. I can guarantee you that Hamrick didn’t lay a hand on my son. He would need a new set of teeth and a few stitches. That’s probably why it was young boys he made advances to. Older boys wouldn’t stand for that, especially football players. But, innocent until proven guilty in the court system. God Bless those that have been molested, the families of these young children and the family of Hamrick who will most likely see him be put away if found guilty.

  15. anne 1of2 on March 30th, 2017 9:35 pm

    Had to come back to this story for the comments. Marnie is spot on. Our family imploded when the news surfaced in our family. The big family secret made all of us sick and made every one of us feel guilty. Ours was also step-father. I was divorced when the news came out and have never remarried due to having my own children. This is a far reaching and never-ending story. One can forgive but will never forget all of the signs which were ignored.

  16. Lisa on March 30th, 2017 7:49 pm

    It takes sexual crime investigators time to gather information and evidence especially when their is a capital felony involved. If you do not know what is involved for a “capital” sexual felony, look it up! It is extremely difficult for a child to come forth and even admit this. Predators know how to use the church, schools, and social events to seek out their victims. No family is immune to abuse of any kind. Learn warning signs. Educate yourself, your family, and your children instead of throwing opinions here. Do something to help children in churches, schools, and community events. Don’t wait till it happens to your family. Predators pray on children seeking exceptance and love. You can never be too protective of your children. It only takes one time to destroy a child’s childhood.

  17. Marnie on March 30th, 2017 7:30 pm

    @upset sister == you have no idea what you are talking about. My step-father molested my sister and I from the age of 8 until we moved out of the home in our late teens. He was a football, baseball, basketball, and golf Coach for 20+ years and considered a pillar of the community we lived in. He attended church every Sunday with his family. The only people that know of his sick pervertedness is my immediate family (mother and siblings) and the friends I have chosen to share that horrible secret with. When my Mother confronted him, he told her my sister and I paraded around in front of him in skimpy nightgowns seducing him (at 8 and 9 years old). He was never charged, never served time, etc. Again, I emphasize that his siblings and his parents all thought he was the best father, husband, brother, son, etc. and was kind hearted, caring, unselfish, etc. right up until his death. I have no doubt that even if they were to find out now about his perverted past, they too would deny it and would disown my sister and I for telling such horrible lies about such a great person. The sooner you face the reality of the situation, the sooner you can begin to heal.

  18. James on March 30th, 2017 7:21 pm

    Erica. That’s part of the problem. Florida put all kind of information online for pedophiles, scam artists, rapist or anyone else. If you are a single woman and own a house, the property appraiser will help lead a rapist right to you’re door. He can see a female owns the home, and direction to get there. Unless you are a judge, elected representative, law-enforcement officer or other public officials. They are all protected. But the State of Florida seems to think it’s ok giving the common citizens info out. I say stop it now. If someone wants info make them go to clerk of court or property appraiser office and sign to get public info. There is s reason Florida leads the nation per capita in identity theft. TOO MUCH INFO on the web. Plain stupid.

  19. Concerned on March 30th, 2017 6:02 pm

    Whose going to pay for the signs to change from Pensacola, FL to Salem, FL on the Gulf Coast of Crucifiction. Did you live with him? Did you stay with him 24/7? Would you like to have your address listed for the public to torment your family..is your family responsible for your actions…odd how the list of charges from money matters that are being plastered include the Leud Lucivious all being filed same day? Did thise.people know each othet? Court records show no action on alot. 36 counts do not 40 children make. One person can say something happened in a period of time…There’s your 50 to 100 counts. Who gave graphic details to media? If the allegations are true may there be mercy and healing for the victims and for this man’s family. If they are not…the.man and his family have already been crucified…..

  20. erica on March 30th, 2017 5:12 pm

    To the ones that say u know him or he never tried anything with u ….. think about it of course he didn’t do it with u or older boys that’s because he obviously likes the young boys and that’s who he did it to.
    Also, whoever said something about posting his address…..this is florida and its public record and anyone with common sense knows you can go to the property tax records and find it yourself!
    I would like to know what his profession is to have that huge mansion if he is writing bad checks as the other lady stated…..

  21. Todd B on March 30th, 2017 4:45 pm

    Our country is too soft. The father of one of those boys should have offed this fool.

  22. Watcher on March 30th, 2017 4:29 pm

    If you were taken by Hamrick for money you need to contact the sheriff’s office not the state attorney’s office to file charges. How come the school district is keeping so quite about this?? And to the poster who cited Sandusky you are exactly right these people (and Hamrick isn’t alone at Tate) are wolves in sheep’s clothing counting on the fact that people will not want to believe that they are capable of such things! Maybe Hamrick will do the right thing and tell everything including what he knows about M.A.

  23. BeachN on March 30th, 2017 4:23 pm

    For those family members of the perpetrator, I have this to say. I have two children who were molested. I was as well as a child. I have sat in the court rooms of hundreds of children who were molested as well. I have witnessed the doubt of family members of the accused and have seen, first hand, how cruel THOSE family members can be towards the victims family and children. What I say to you is go to the court and watch the process for yourself and listen to the facts. What someone does when you are not around will surprise you. The perpetrators are guided by their appendage. They have no strength to withhold if they find the right opportunity. They are not the nasty old man lurking in the dark. They are Doctors, Dentist, Football Coaches, Preachers, Priest, dads, Uncles, Grandfathers, Politicians, etc. All of these I have named I have seen convicted with overwhelming evidence. ALL of their families THOUGHT they knew them. I even had one family member tell me, “You have no clue what you are doing to him.” As if I had done anything other than direct the situation to the judicial systems hands before I killed him myself. One local Doctor said the little seven year old seduced him. Yeah , how stupid is that? Another pervert stated that his appendage accidently FELL INTO a 6 month old babies Va JJ.. These victims will have a lifetime of mental issues due to the self-centered act of the pervert. Do you actually think these victims want to go to court to be questioned and ridiculed and have their families questioned accusingly for fun??? Do you REALLY think that? What do any of them have to gain? NOTHING except JUSTICE. Be thankful they are restraining their self enough and not taking care of the issue their own self. The defendants attorney will take their best shot at the family, in their lame attempt to mislead the jury and create a reasonable doubt, making the family of these children appear some how guilty. Yeah, that is how it works. The perpetrators stellar life will be displayed for all to see with fellow church members testifying as to his spotless character. The Pedophiles who have not attended church will begin attending church so they will have that support. Yes they do not see this crime as a CRIME. They minimize what they do in their minds and have no clue why it is worthy of reporting to the authorities. They and their families are totally clueless as to the process, the DAMAGE and the outcome. YOU are hurting them, not They have hurt and destroyed you because after all, they think you enjoyed it. The laws are the laws. The law doesn’t care if the pedophile may have made the victim temporally feel good or not, what it cares about is it IS AGAINST THE LAW for a reason. Some of these young boys may never tell because the molestation causes doubts in their mind and they wonder if they are gay or something. Many are too embarrassed to tell anyone for fear that people will look at them differently.They need to understand that THEY DID NOTHING WRONG and an intelligent society will not blame them. If we don’t talk about it, they won’t tell. If they don’t TELL, IT WON’T STOP!

  24. Julie on March 30th, 2017 1:22 pm

    I for one, I was very surprised to see this on the news! I have been dealing with lie after lie from Charlie, the last 3 months. Wrote a huge check for services he had done, and found out the account was non-existent. He gave us a fraudulent check. He made excuse after excuse when confronted, then wouldn’t answer his phone. I called the states attorneys office for check fraud, and they tell me he is in jail. I looked up the article written on his allegations, and I was sickened. If he will continue to lie to us with a clear conscience, what wont he lie about???. He does come across as a very laid back nice guy, but these type are the scariest. They hide their deceptiveness very well. This added “bad check” ordeal just shows his character. Charges were filed on the check fraud. He may get out on bond, but he is going right back in, if he doesn’t clear it up. I would like to believe he is innocent. The thing is, 40 people (children at that) don’t come forward unless there is some truth to it. Police department would not have arrested him without proof to support the claims. I pray for the family to recover quickly and to not blame themselves. They are also victims in this whole ordeal. Very sad for them, not for him.

  25. David on March 30th, 2017 10:19 am

    After reading all these comments brings to mind that 156 people on death row were exonerated after being found guilty in a court.. 39 have been executed on death row ..then were proven innocent.
    Even after trials the people were sentenced to death.
    I get sick thinking what each one on this issue making comments that only know what “someone else said” “what you read is the gospel” …and what would you do if people like yourself found yourself at that crossroad…judging you on a forum. as this .
    Even courts make mistakes…that is a fact. We dont need to be the mistake that cant wait for more fodder to crucify a person without a trail.

    Not saying he did or didnt…but there are dead people in the U.S. that had people as many here that could not wait for a hanging or execution

  26. Howie on March 30th, 2017 10:08 am

    With that many charges/counts – no way this has been made up by those innocent children. Molesters keep their lewd behaviors hidden for as long as they can. Then they get caught, and everyone that knows the person is like “Oh I know he wouldn’t do that”. Speak for yourself only. No one knows another person like you think you do. Including the wife of this man. She may have been shopping, at work, at church, at a meeting, etc. The jury will decide if innocent or guilty.

    @ Upset sister – you keep thinking you know him very very well. Do you live in your brother’s home, do you shadow him 24/7 ? Then you don’t know him that well. You may think he has faith in God, and he may have sometime back in his past. But your brother hasn’t followed the word of the Lord is he is found guilty. Pray for your brother, he needs it.

  27. Fr÷da on March 30th, 2017 8:50 am

    @watcher…I know the feeling That school has got away with more than any others.It would be nice to have everything brought to the light. It would probably help lots of others know that they are not alone.

  28. think well on March 30th, 2017 8:38 am

    If you are a smart person you know that you never allow yourself to be alone with any child. Have Parents, or another Adult with you around Children, and you cant be blamed for such crimes. I raised 2 Daughters and when their friends came to play it was out side, you only spend private time with children other than your own when u are up to no good! Sorry for his Family and Friends.

  29. Pensacola's PENN STATE on March 30th, 2017 8:22 am

    Nobody thought Jerry Sandusky at penn State would do what he did,, just saying,,

  30. Wellll... on March 30th, 2017 8:09 am

    Okay anyone who is trying to say he didnt do this is in denial. Especially in the family. I know that its hard to understand but you have to think about how those kids feel. They spoke up and now people dont believe them. I personally know how they feel because i myself was molested and spoke up after 2 or 3 years of it and then no one believed me. So stop saying “I know he didnt do this.” And start apologizing to the victims and their families. That you don’t know for sure if he did this but that you’re sorry if it’s true. Then they’ll know that they didn’t speak up for nothing.

  31. Watcher on March 30th, 2017 7:40 am

    Perhaps everyone needs to go to the next school board meeting and ask the superintendent what steps he takes to protect the children when someone makes allegations against his personnel that constitute a felony! I can give you his answer because I have it in an email from him after many public records request went unanswered for months in relation to Hamrick and other Tate personnel last year. Maybe I will just show up and bring them!!!

  32. David on March 30th, 2017 7:35 am

    Hope the ones that have already judged this man dont get called for jury duty. and say your not biased

  33. fisherman on March 30th, 2017 7:22 am

    Look up his name on tax rolls and his address can be found.

  34. fisherman on March 30th, 2017 7:13 am

    @Bonnie Nelson
    I’am sure the parents of these victims thought their children were blessed to have such a wonderful caring coach. Just be aware the child molesters look just as normal as you. Just saying. Parents talk to your children don’t be afraid to ask questions.

  35. Jimmy P on March 30th, 2017 6:54 am

    Yeah lets wait and let the courts decide. Im sure hes an innocent and these young boys are making all of this up. 30 some odd counts isnt enough to convince me. These kids just want attention thats why theyre all saying the same thing. Do you realize how friggin stupid I sound?

  36. 429SCJ on March 30th, 2017 5:54 am

    The evidence and arguments will be presented to the jury; let us await their decision.

  37. Howard on March 30th, 2017 5:47 am

    How can you people flip this situation on being sad for him and his family??? Wake up! The police have been collecting evidence and victims have been coming forward since he was first arrested in September…that’s six months of investigating the matter until it finally made it to the news. Open your eyes people.

  38. Gary on March 30th, 2017 5:45 am

    Lock him up And keep him in prison till he dies.

  39. Hmmm on March 30th, 2017 12:25 am

    Sad to see people bashing his wife, and kids. IF he did do this, what does his family have to do with it? They need prayer and support. I cant imagine the pain they are feeling right now. And yes i agree, if it is proven in court, then he should face a long sentence and the victims also need prayer and uplifting. But i just don’t think it’s right to bash the guys family.

  40. Pissed off on March 29th, 2017 11:21 pm

    To all the people who feel sorry for this what ever. I hope and pray
    You do not have a child that he was around. You may not know
    He may have messes with yours.
    Maybe you people need to realize these men only go for a
    Certain types in his certain type & age of boys.
    You need to wake up I am going to post this where ever I can
    If you think these boys are lying how did they come up with 38 counts
    People need to start caring about kids. He has hurt them
    For the rest of lives. Just because he is cool with some doesn’t
    Make him not a sick person. Believe he is guilty I live 4 houses down from
    him. I thank GOD they finally put him where he will no longer hurt our kids.
    I plan on being at every hearing. This man is dangerous maybe you wil all
    Soon fine out what we know.

  41. smh on March 29th, 2017 11:06 pm

    I sure hope this turns out to be false allegations. But you would think the law would really do their homework before dragging this mans name and family thru the mud like this. Wow. Speechless. Prayers for everybody involved. Smh….

  42. Abuseisreal on March 29th, 2017 11:01 pm

    I was a victim of sexual abuse growing up. By my father. This person knew what he was doing..went for the children with low self-esteem, introverted, etc. It’s ALWAYS the ones you least expect. Praying for the victims..Hell is too good for some people.

  43. Concerned on March 29th, 2017 10:49 pm

    The court of public opinion will try and convict a.person before they ever enter a court room. Arrested doesn’t mean guilt. All those arrest were from the same allegations. Mr. Rob..all but one of your allegations were dropped. Oddly the allegations of sexual assault surfaced with

  44. Sage2 on March 29th, 2017 8:38 pm

    Friends, relatives, fellow educators or church members…the violation of trust when dealing with a child or student in any manner other than is what is appropriate is unacceptable.

    Let the courts and the Florida Professional Practice group decide.

    Someone has known about this for a time and should have brought it to light!

    The man will have his day in court and be judged.

    Just a thought…anyone that displays too much attention or wishes to associate with
    children in whatever capacity other than on a professional basis is questionable.

  45. Tim on March 29th, 2017 8:05 pm

    As a lifelong friend of Mabern I can only say that he as always just girl crazy like the rest of us growing up in a small town. The accusations cannot be true, because they go against his very nature, sounds like bribery that he refused to pay perpetrated by gold diggers who need to be in jail for lying to law enforcement. I for one am going to need to see some very good evidence against him, not just heresay to make me believe any different. Good luck fighting off these false charges old Buddy. Hang in there!

  46. Elaina Beach on March 29th, 2017 7:15 pm

    My ex is in prison serving a long sentence for the same thing. He was also a much-loved coach, Sunday School teacher, and a deacon in our church. I have been where this man’s family is. I hope the truth is uncovered, but one thing I have learned is that these accusations are most often based in reality.
    To this man’s family: I am sorry for what you are going through. And if he is found guilty, accept it and cut him out of your lives. He will not change.

  47. Speakingfromexperience on March 29th, 2017 6:44 pm

    I totally agree with Faithinus, I am also a survivor of child sex abuse and I am not young. It follows you for the rest of your life. PARENTS, IF you DO NOT talk to you kids about SEX. ANd I am talking to them early 4-5 years old. Guess what, Do not be surpirsed to find out many, many years later they were molested.

  48. Concerned on March 29th, 2017 6:29 pm

    One person accusing a person is one thing, and I say don’t prejudge before facts and court.But 36 counts here, several others there.He will get what he deserves either way

  49. anne 1of2 on March 29th, 2017 6:19 pm

    These destructive people tell the child that no one will believe them . Many victims in the area will never admit it because these perverts tell they they let this happen to them and their parents will be mad. These disturbed humans are so good at acting normal that the child often wonders if it was just a mistake. They are super at picking out the weakest, most trusting children. Children must be told to trust no one and run screaming if approached. No one touches their good parts, that is exactly what I taught my children.

  50. Susan Thompson on March 29th, 2017 6:15 pm

    To Charlie’s family I am very sorry if it where my husband
    Brother, son, daughter. It is a hard pill to swallow.
    I hate to say I know for 100% this is real. He is a very sick person
    But our children paid the price. I felt bad for his family I looked on FB
    U know their world is fixing to get ripped apart. But when it comes
    To a child the man has 38 COUNTS
    You may can say one maybe 2 kids might be wrong
    But 38 counts it is impossible. He is a very friendly man
    Very convincing. I am very happy the authorities did their job
    Again I feel so bad for his family but he is right where he need to be.

  51. Former Player on March 29th, 2017 6:06 pm

    Played football at Tate for two years while Hamrick was coaching and before this I only had good things to say about him. He was always nice and never said anything vulgar or inappropriate to me. I’m not saying he did it, I’m not saying he didn’t. But I stayed the night at his house with a bunch of other guys that were on the team in 2012 or 2013 and he didn’t try anything with anyone then. He has two sons, if they don’t testify against him, it’s going to be very hard to believe he did it.

  52. Fred on March 29th, 2017 6:04 pm

    You know your uncle and you know your brother? Guess not very well ladies…sadface

  53. John Doe on March 29th, 2017 5:46 pm

    My opinion of these types of crimes is that if you are guilty then execution should be a possible punishment. However every one who is posting on here including myself can be accused of a crime! This man has only been accused and some of you are already convicting him. I hope that if any of you are in the same situation that people do not rush to judgement. There have been, and there are cases of people who are innocent being wrongfully accused of crimes all of the time. Those of you who chose to pass judgement based of off reading a news story are ignorant!!!

  54. Jeff on March 29th, 2017 5:19 pm

    Ok so youre upset that your uncle has been arrested for kid diddling and you can’t believe people are being rude about it? If all of this does turn out to be true youre going to feel like a fool. How could all of these horrible accounts be fictional? Youre delusional.

  55. Distraught neice on March 29th, 2017 4:50 pm

    I know my uncle, and he isnt a bad guy. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. He isn’t this monster everyone is assuming him to be. I grew up with his kids and love everyone dearly. To see people who are supposed to be adults slandering my uncle’s name and being rude when you only know one part of the story hurts me alot and makes me want to cry. Keep your head up uncle Charlie. Mich love from your neice. Prayers being sent your way!

  56. Upset sister on March 29th, 2017 4:45 pm

    I know my brother, he is not this monster everyone wants him to be, hE is a kind, gentle, loving father and husband, he has a strong faith in God, this is only the works of the devil and God will bring him through this ordeal. Everyone needs to get their facts straight before they go accusing my brother of something he did not do. Cuz my brother will show everyone he is not that type of a person so everyone please respect the family and keep your rude comments to yourself. Send prayers up instead of this hatred. Thanks, his loving sister always and forever. I will stand by him.

  57. Mmb on March 29th, 2017 4:45 pm

    Regardless of whether these allegations are true, what I find upsetting is that this mans home address has been made public. The party responsible for posting address will have subjected him and his family to possible further harassment. Not fair to put his family in harms way for something he might have done.

  58. Angry on March 29th, 2017 4:34 pm

    Chris..I’m glad you weren’t touched by this sick person but just because he didn’t ruin you doesn’t mean he didn’t touch others. His wife will know if he was sitting with blankets over him and children, that in itself should have made her wonder. Although I’m a Christian one of the most dangerous places for children is a church because we tend to think it’s safe for our children. If he’s convicted and sent to prison he won’t make it, even the worse criminals don’t like his type.

  59. Rob on March 29th, 2017 4:28 pm

    Whoever posted “a beautiful home and family lost over this” is an idiot. Screw that guy and his family! How about the boys who were molested and raped???? Ignorant people

  60. Tamara on March 29th, 2017 4:25 pm

    To MOM: Unless this has personally happened to you….you cannot say you would know If this were going on! Shame on you for accusing the “wife” of knowing and turning a blind eye!! These poor children that will unfortunately live a lifetime of shame and confusion and suffer horrific thoughts of disgust for themselves should be the main focus alongside punishment for the monster that did this!! Not pointing blame at someone who almost certainly knew nothing of this abuse!!! I speak from experience as a Mother so I can certainly say without doubt the shame and heartache a Mother will carry for the rest of her life..not for herself but for the children she vowed to protect when she brought them into this world!! I pray for all involved ..mother’s and fathers of these children..siblings..grandparents..friends..and teachers! Because unfortunately everyone touched by this tragedy will forever be affected because they all are here to protect these sweet babies!

  61. a Mother on March 29th, 2017 4:19 pm

    Praying for all the victims of this monster. People, even though this man was a leader in a church and taught kids how to pray, just remember, the Devil himself knows how to pray. Some people hide behind masks that make them look and appear to be ok but in reality they are sick and twisted in the mind. I pray that each young man that was manipulated by this man seek counsel and most of all know that it was not their fault in any way, shape ,or form. Praying for God’s peace and hand of protection be with each one of these boys and young men.

  62. MOM on March 29th, 2017 3:14 pm

    My son played his freshman year only at Tate and has played since he was 3. Then all of a sudden NO SPORTS. I will be talking to my son today. This sick *******better hope he never touched my son. Or he will just be thinking prison is bad, because he will not make it that far…..And a wife that turns her head, SHE should be punished as well. I am a wife and mother and I would certainly KNOW if this was going on, especially inside MY home. I hope he has no children or grandchildren.
    Now I am wondering if TATE did a back ground check or if the lousy sick son of a ***** was smart enough to just HIDE……
    ANGRY for any ones son. He just better hope it wasn’t mine!.. If so, YOU will certainly know me as I would NEVER let anything like this go, to either one of my boys.
    Prison will just make him HAPPY!

  63. SHOCKING on March 29th, 2017 2:53 pm

    This is truly shocking to believe. I have known this man and his family for many years and to think he is even being accused of this breaks my heart for this family. Many prayers go out to the Hamrick during this ordeal.

  64. Kerri on March 29th, 2017 2:49 pm

    My son is on the football team. I want to know if and what he may have
    Been exposed to. I pray nothing happened to any of the victims in the
    First place but thank God he was busted! Sicko!!!!!

  65. BB on March 29th, 2017 2:33 pm

    This guy also taught karate up in Jay in the mid-80’s. He rented the building at Ted May stables.

  66. FaithinUS on March 29th, 2017 2:31 pm

    Too sad for these boys– Talk with your kids, parents!
    If you don’t/can’t/won’t answer their natural sexual curiosity with biological facts, they WILL find out some other way. There are far too many perverts ready and willing to step in to show them what you can’t even talk about.

  67. Just Wow on March 29th, 2017 1:31 pm

    This is just terrible…Sick. I hope all of the boys get some counseling.

  68. poohbear on March 29th, 2017 12:15 pm

    A beautiful home and family lost because of this.

  69. Chris Jackson, on March 29th, 2017 12:05 pm

    I played for him as a D lineman last year. He was loved by everyone and never got anywhere near any of us in that way, this is something that breaks my heart becuase one I don’t believe that he would ever do that and someone who led the royal rangers and taught many young men including me how to pray wouldn’t have any bad intentions toward a young individual.

  70. Bonnie Nelson on March 29th, 2017 11:36 am

    This is sickening, you put trust in these people, I am so blessed that my grandson has such a wonderful soccer coach. It is losers like this that make you afraid to leave them alone with anyone. These people take their youth away then they grow up and have so many issues. I will tell you one thing if it happens to one of mine that person better BEG the judge to keep them in jail.





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