Former Tate Coach, Youth Leader Guilty Of Sexual Assault; Sentenced To Six Consecutive Life Terms

November 30, 2017

Former Tate High football coach and church youth leader Charlie Maybern Hamrick has been found guilty on six counts of child sexual assault and sentenced to six life sentences. The abuse incidents occurred at a Cantonment church and in the Tate High School locker room.

One life felony count of lewd and lascivious molestation was filed over a February 2016 incident at the Harvest Christian Center on Muscogee Road in Cantonment. The male victim, who was 12 or younger, told investigators at The Gulf Coast Kids House that a group of kids were playing hide and go seek outside at the church. The victim was in Hamrick’s lap as the “seeker’ while the other children went to hide. Hamrick placed his hand inside the victim’s pants and underwear and touched him inappropriately, the victim said. The abuse happened only one time and he and his family stopped attending the church a short time later.

Authorities said Hamrick was a leader of the “Royal Rangers” at the church.

Hamrick  allegedly performed a physical exam on a student at Tate High School.  A student told investigators that he had waited too long to do his physical to play football at Tate during August 2014. Hamrick allegedly took the student into his office in the locker room and felt around his midsection but never touched his genital area.  The victim said Hamrick never said anything inappropriate to him and did not wear gloves during the exam.

Another  Tate student alleged that Hamrick performed a physical exam on his so that he could play tennis. He allegedly told the boy’s mother that he was qualified to conduct the physical because he was a  paramedic. The male student told investigators that Hamrick did the physical in the Tate locker room. Hamrick had him pull his pants down and performed a hernia exam, including contact with private areas. The victim said Hamrick never touch him inappropriately except during the physical exam.

And another student said he was attending football camp at Tate when Hamrick performed a hernia exam on him as part of a physical. He told investigators that Hamrick touched him for 4-5 minutes and it was unlike any exam he had experienced at a doctor’s office. The victim, who is currently an inmate at the Escambia County Jail, said Hamrick performed 10-15 “follow-up physicals” during the football season.

Hamrick was paid a supplement as a football coach at Tate High School from August 1, 2012, to September 14, 2015. He was not a teacher and did not have students under his watch in a classroom. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said previously that Hamrick passed all background checks at the time because he had not been charged with any crime.


5 Responses to “Former Tate Coach, Youth Leader Guilty Of Sexual Assault; Sentenced To Six Consecutive Life Terms”

  1. justice on December 4th, 2017 12:59 pm

    I am ashamed to say I once called this man my friend. and all this time he was a terrible person. Any person that touches children like that should get the death penalty!

  2. Mike on November 30th, 2017 4:19 pm

    Nope Anne , he will be saved in prison and God will forgive him and he will go to heaven . You don’t get to pick and choose because you don’t like what he did. That’s the rules as the Bible has laid out for us.

  3. anne 1of2 on November 30th, 2017 9:28 am

    Preying on children at church. That has to be the limit on a low class bum.And I don’t want to read he got saved in the future either. God’s got this one, not humans.

  4. bewildered on November 30th, 2017 5:14 am

    This man obviously has problems and needed to be removed if he cannot control his urges. But our country’s recent obsession with any kind of inappropriate sexual behavior is more than absurd. We cannot have it both ways. Watch daytime TV – and you will stumble across reality shows like ” paternity” or “couples” court where 20 year olds with several children (usually by different partners) are hailed as heroes. Society fully accepts and encourages that kids are starting to procreate at age 15 – but let someone make an inappropriate remark to a 17 year old who already has 2 kids – WOW – she and the whole country is going to pieces and need lifelong psychiatric care.

  5. Speechless on November 30th, 2017 4:15 am

    Hope it was worth it pervert.

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