On 09/20/2013 Carteret County Deputies arrested registered sex offender Robert Hughes Springle, 60, of 189 Rattan St, (Paradise East Subdivision) Newport after exposing himself to three children under the age of 16.
Detective Harold Pendergrass, who monitors all the sex offenders in Carteret County, said that Springle is presently accused of standing completely naked exposing his genitalia from a window. He also has three prior North Carolina indecent exposure charges pending trial.
Springle was originally convicted of engaging in a lewd and lascivious act of indecent exposure in front of a child in 1988 and again in 2004 in the State of Florida. He was transferred to the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry in 2007 for the Florida conviction. Springle is considered a recidivist in NC and must remain on the registry for life.
Springle was charged in connection with the September 16th incident with one count Felony Indecent Exposure in the presence of a child under the age of 16.and placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $50,000.00 bond. For more information on Springle and other sex offenders in your area visit: http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/