Attached is an FDLE investigation on Robert Clayton “Bobby” Townsend. It has been redacted (names, addresses, SSNs, and Birth dates deleted.) Notice in the first paragraph how this accuser makes the allegation for EIGHT years ago prior to this report. That’s 2003/2004 for those of you who can’t add. No telling how many he molested
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Case Number: FM- Serial #: 2
Author: Lieberman, Stephen D. Office: Sarasota
On 7/6/2012, Special Agent (SA) Stephen D. Lieberman received an email from
Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Daniel J. Warren requesting that he contact
regarding a statement made to Keith Kameg about being sexually
assaulted eight years ago.
On the same date, at approximately 2:00 PM, SA Lieberman called at the
number provided in the email, . provided the following information to SA
identified himself as DOB: , SSN: Address:
further stated that in the Department of Corrections system his first name is spelled but his true name is
He stated he originally contacted FDLE after he googled the name Robert C. Townsend, a
former Town Manager of White Springs, FL, and read an article online that Townsend had
resigned from the city office and was under investigation by FDLE. had googled
Townsend’s name because he was allegedly sexually assaulted by Townsend in 2004, while an inmate at the Hamilton County Correctional Facility. indicated he was not aware of the
reason of FDLE’s investigation, but thought he would call FDLE to provide information about the assaults, in case it was something similar to what had happened to him.
He stated that he was serving a prison sentence for conviction in 2003,when he was transferred to a work release program at the Hamilton County Correctional Facility
(HCCF) in approximately February, 2004. This program, titled “Public Works Detail #3”,
involved and other inmates being transported to the White Springs City Hall each
weekday morning to do physical labor for the city. and the other inmates would depart
the HCCF around 7:00 AM and arrived at the White Springs City Hall around 7:45 AM.
Once a week, he was chosen by the Town Manager, Robert Townsend, to assist him at the Water Treatment Facility. During these work release assignments, Townsend’s responsibility would be to check the water chemical balances and log it into the books. He said there really wasn’t much for him ( to do there except sweep the floors and clean out a drain/filter
system, which he felt was just to give him something to do. He further stated that since the
facility was fenced in, Townsend would allow him to walk about the premises.
He claims that while assigned to Townsend, he (Townsend) began “hinting toward things”,
which included Townsend saying he (Townsend) was always looking for a little company and
how he ( was not married and was a single guy. recalled an incident in Townsend’s city owned white Crown Victoria, when Townsend asked him to get a pen out of the glove box. When opened it, condoms and lubricant were located inside. He felt Townsend was making advances towards him.
After accompanying Townsend to the facility a few times, the sexual assaults began. He
claimed that on four (4) separate occasions, he was sexually assaulted by Townsend at the
water treatment facility, which occurred inside the office of the facility and included oral and anal sex. There was also a shower at the facility, where would take showers in front of
Townsend. said condoms were used each time, which Townsend discarded in an
unknown location. Townsend stated that if he indicated that he did not want to participate with the sexual activity, Townsend would get upset, try to make him feel bad because he
(Townsend) didn’t have someone. He would also ask what the prison officers would
say if he (Townsend) told them he ( tried to escape or tried to hit him. He indicated
he cooperated with Townsend’s assaults, due to these statements. Townsend would return
back to City Hall around noon or 1:00 PM, to join the rest of the detail inmates.
Townsend would also ask if he needed any money. stated during that time
there were three (3) deposits, in the amount of fifty dollars ($50), made into his account from an unknown person, under the name Brian Touchton. did not know this person and
Townsend never said it was him.
When told Townsend he was being transferred out of out the Public Works Detail,
Townsend told him to be sure this thing doesn’t get out and not to tell anyone.
stated he only told one (1) other inmate, named about the assaults.
According to was being housed in the same open bay dorm and while talking
in the bunk area, mentioned what occurred, although did not believe him.
indicated was from Atlanta, GA and was in prison for drug possession.
told his wife approximately five (5) years ago, although they were not a couple until
after his prison term. and his wife discussed the idea of calling FDLE last week, after
seeing the article about Townsend’s resignation and they both agreed for to call.