High-risk sex offender moves to Klamath County town

Keno, Ore. — High-risk sex offender Kirkland Enid Hampton has been released from prison into the Keno area, and Klamath County Community corrections is notifying people due to Hampton’s extensive criminal history.

“Level 3 is a notification level that says that we should notify more than just law enforcement,” said Kiki Parker-Rose with Klamath County Community Corrections. “So we’ve gone door to door in the keno area, we’ve notified the school, and the library in the area.”

Flyers have been distributed in the Keno area with a picture of Hampton, and his legal status.

According to the notification, Hampton is currently on post-prison supervision for felony DUII and felony public indecency. Past convictions include sex abuse, failure to register as a sex offender, interfering with a peace officer, possession of meth, felon in possession of a firearm, menacing, harassment, coercion, battery-domestic violence and attempted assault. His past victims include both males and females ranging in age from children to adults.

DOC said Hampton is prohibited from contacting minors and going places where minors are likely to congregate, such as playground and schools. He is also prohibited from “forming relationships with individuals with minor children.”

Hampton will be subject to curfew and GPS monitoring.

The public can report any violations or misconduct to the Klamath County Community Corrections Sex Offender Unit at  541-880-5500.

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