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Sexual Predator With History of Exhibitionism to Minors Moves Into Palm Coast’s U-Section

| January 8, 2016

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Robert S. Hampton in a photo, left, taken on Jan. 6, 2016, and as he appeared when in prison. He was last released from state prison in September.

Update: As of Aug. 8, 2016, Robert Hampton had left Palm Coast and moved to 26513 Glenhaven Drive in Wesley Chapel, near Tampa.

Robert S. Hampton, a 36-year-old sexual predator last released from state prison in September, has moved into an apartment in a duplex at 107 Ullian Trail in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said today, in compliance with a policy to notify the community when a sexual predator moves into a neighborhood.


Predators are a more serious type of sexual offender.

Hampton previously lived in Boyton Beach, in palm Beach County. In 2003, when he was 24, he was arrested for masturbating in front of middle school children in West Palm Beach, catching the eye of at least two 14-year-old students walking to school. He was charged with three felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition on a child under 16. Police working under cover caught him in the act. He was placed on sex offender probation, which he violated in 2005.

In 2007 in Boyton Beach, he tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his SUV, following the girl into a convenience store. He then “beckoned to her with his pants unzipped before getting into a dark red Chevrolet Suburban and driving away,” the Palm Beach Post reported at the time. He was charged and convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition and got a five-year prison sentence.

Hampton was released in August 2012. He violated the terms of his probation when he failed properly to register in Palm Beach County, and was again imprisoned. He was released last Sept. 11.

The sheriff’s office describes him as 5 foot, 11 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds, white with blond, close-cropped hair and  blue eyes. His prison record lists numerous tattoos with Oriental themes.

“It is the policy of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office to notify our community when a registered sexual predator moves to our county,” Sheriff Jim Manfre is quoted as saying in a sheriff’s release issued this afternoon. “This includes the local news media, Flagler County schools, all day care centers and all residents.”

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28 Responses for “Sexual Predator With History of Exhibitionism to Minors Moves Into Palm Coast’s U-Section”

  1. Outsider says:

    Thanks for the public service announcement. Welcome to Calm Poast.

  2. Geezer says:

    Another quality citizen comes to Palm Coast. He should be made to post a sign on his door,
    telling passerby what lives inside. I’d hate to be the parent of young children seeing this
    human detritus move in. At least everyone’s warned who reads this, and that’s very good.

    Thanks Flaglerlive.

  3. Derrick R says:

    Maybe the FOP can hold a meaningful protest
    on behalf of the law abiding citizenry of PC

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is he restricted to living only in areas that are within a certain amount of feet from where minor children live or go to school?

  5. ken says:

    Why do predators get released from prison? The registration requirements alert us to their presence in our communities and so act to protect us. But these same laws would seem to make it impossible for them to function in society. It seems unlikely that an employer would want to hire them or that a neighbor would want to socialize with them. If the choice is between releasing them from prison, making them social outcasts and yet still have the risk of them committing additional bad acts or keeping them in prison, I vote to keep them in prison. It seems like the better of two bad choices.

  6. Ron says:

    We can fight this type of crime together. Thegreatestsave.org . We educate children and adults with the assistance of our sheriffs , schools and other resources. Please join us for a charity event on April 30 thru May 2 in Daytona and Palm Coast.Our mission is to prevent these incidents. The greatest save is the one you do not have to make. This is the mattra of all Major League Baseball players that have join our cause. They are a partner with our charity.

  7. Karadine kloo says:

    I can’t possibly understand why trashy low life’s wouldn’t move to palm coast, it’s well kept and a nice place to live.. But the main reason is because the cost of houses are SO cheap.
    this place has been asking for it simply due to the fact that housing is so much cheaper.

  8. Ray Thorne says:

    “Predators are a more serious type of sexual offender”.

    Yes they are. The Predator, in all likelihood, will at some point commit another offense.

    2003-Masturbating at a middle school where two 14 year olds saw him….

    2005- violated Sex Offender probation. What did he do?

    2007-Tried luring an 11 year old girl into his SUV (attempted kidnapping).we can guess what might have happened to that kid had he succeeded.

    But here he is In Palm Coast all settled in where this pattern is likely to continue hence the “Predator” status.

  9. Connie says:

    It’s such a shame that our children cannot be free thanks to men like this.

  10. PeachesMcGee says:

    There goes the neighborhood!

  11. Sandra Reynolds says:

    They cannot be any closer than 2,000 feet from school. There is no cure for this sickness. Personally I think they should remain incarcerated but the laws need to be changed. He is not uncommon. They are all around us.

  12. Sandra Reynolds says:

    The cost of homes do not impact on where the predators live. They usually move in with relatives or friends.

  13. Derrick R says:

    Once again Palm Coast Duplex housing allowing Felons to flourish

  14. groot says:

    Have to wonder what he does for income?

  15. TBG says:

    Can somebody tell me where I can find the convicted Murder / Man Slaughter Registry?

  16. Turtle says:

    I know this is very disheartening, but check the FDLE sex offender website – there are hundreds of these sleazebags living in Palm Coast. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a city anywhere in america where there aren’t sex offenders, and the ones that law enforcement know about are just the ones that have been caught. My point is, we always have to be diligent in protecting our kids because you never know what scuzbags may be nearby.

  17. jp says:

    Just got back from Japan, Tokyo is the 2nd largest populated city in the world, children walk, take the subway, buses all by themselves, no one bothers them, and its is very safe. US is a fails society and we all know it…..USA=fail

  18. ryan smith says:

    It is not an issue of a sickness. people like him are pure evil and there is no cure for that.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Why isn’t he required to wear an ankle monitoring device?

  20. Ray Thorne says:

    @ Turtle,

    Yes there are many “offenders”. Not to make light of the Offender status but one can get on the list by simply providing obscene material to a minor. However, the Predator is a little different. Predator status is given due to the likelihood of the person committing more offenses. His past behavior is alarming to say the least..

  21. Scoobydoo says:

    Welcome to palm coast… The internet has sped up the decline of this once great nation, and of course LIBERALS

  22. PCer says:

    Hopefully, he won’t be able to find a job and will go somewhere else.

    Mr. Hampton, nobody likes you and nobody wants you, just go away.

  23. Geezer says:

    The following is NOT my opinion, just something I came across recently in a magazine.
    This is the rationale for allowing convicted predators to return to communities.
    In case you were wondering why.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-about-trauma/201509/the-sex-offender-next-door-why-reintegration-helps

  24. Ray Thorne says:

    @ Geezer,

    Nice article but no where in it is the word Predator mentioned.

  25. Geezer and Associates says:

    RE: Ray Thorne says:

    Mr. Thorne, please know that I have brought this manifest error to the attention of my staff.
    We have resolved to conduct a full investigation on why the word “predator” was never mentioned
    in the aforementioned article.
    My anger is such that my sandal soles have curled upwards, and my dentures lay clattering
    by the bathroom sink in furious anger, bubbling up the glass as if the eruption of Krakatoa.

    Know this: you can be sure that your concerns are being addressed as you nonchalantly sip
    your cup of coffee. Thank you for helping me and my considerable staff in the pursuit of that
    illusive butterfly named “Perfection.”

    Yours,

    Geezer and his elderly minions

  26. No Justice says:

    This fine, upstanding young man possibly moved to Flagler County because when he violates probation again, he will most likely get off with only a slap on the hand, no jail time here.

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