Former students shocked by Escambia County coach’s charges


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by Jackalyn Kovac
Thursday, March 30th 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — At least six more people have come forward claiming former Sunday school teacher, assistant football coach and paramedic, Charlie Hamrick, sexually abused them, according to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO).

ECSO said those claims must be investigated, but they continue to ask for any potential victims to come forward.

“Our prevailing hope and wish is that there are no more victims, but looking at the case and looking at the situation we find ourselves in we do not believe that is true. So we are encouraging and urging people that if you have information in these cases or any other cases, if you know there are victims out there, or you’re a victim out there, please give us a call. Because crimes like this can never go unanswered,” said Chief Deputy Chip Simmons.

Hamrick faces more than 40 charges of sexual abuse, including 36 counts of capital sexual battery.

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