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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Sentencing for son of Inkster mayor delayed one week

By Kyle Feldscher

The sentencing hearing for the son of the mayor of Inkster who pleaded guilty to briefly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend was adjourned for one week on Tuesday.


Kwame Hampton

Kwame Hampton, of Westland, was originally charged with one count each of unlawful imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence, felony firearm possession, first-degree home invasion, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He pleaded guilty to the unlawful imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence and felony firearm possession charges in September, according to Heritage Media.

Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Donald Shelton will sentence Hampton at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Hampton, who was 29 when he was charged in April, is the son of Inkster mayor Hilliard Hampton. Heritage Media reported in October he could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

According to Pittsfield Township police, Hampton broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home at about 3:30 a.m. April 9 after she refused to come to his house. Police said Hampton entered through an unlocked window in the home’s family room, walked to the victim’s bedroom and asked her to have sex with him. When she declined, he sexually assaulted her, according to police.

Nine days later, the woman walked outside of her home and saw Hampton getting out of a car. Police said she ran away but Hampton grabbed her and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t get into his car.

Hampton drove a short distance and came to a stop sign when the victim attempted to get out. Hampton began beating the woman before she was able to get out of the car and receive help from another driver in the area, police said.

A loaded handgun was found behind Hampton’s father’s house in Inkster, according to police.

Hampton is not currently lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail, according to jail officials.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 4:43 p.m.

This is not fair, it is like blame-ing the president for what his brother does. For his father to be the Mayor of Inkster, (and a good one) It is not his fault that his son has gone astray. I believe the son should pay for his actions, although it will hurt his fathers heart.

Billy Bob Schwartz

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 3:14 p.m.

I will never understand why the headlines have to include reference to the man's father, unless the father was implicated somehow.. If his father was an unemployed dope pusher, would the headline read, "Sentencing for son of unemployed Inkster drug pusher delayed one week?" I understand the it is news that this man is the mayor's son, and should probably be included in the article, but all you are doing here is slamming the Mayor for having a son who has committed serious crimes. And you folks cut comments that "blame the victim." You are making the father a victim.

The Black Stallion3

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 3:55 p.m.

Hopefully this ataff will listen to you and allow us to have a right to free speech without them censoring out what they do not agree with.....I know that would be a lot to ask of the so called "free" press.

The Black Stallion3

Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 3:08 p.m.

He pleased guilty so let's get him off the streets and in prison where he not leave him alone to commit more crimes.