Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Pete Newman to former boss: I did it- Taney County Sheriff's Department arrests him 14 weeks later
Former Kanakuk Kamp director Pete Newman, who is free on $50,000 bond after waiving his arraignment and pleading not guilty to four felony counts involving sex with underage boys, admitted the crime in a letter to his former boss, according to documents on file in Taney County Circuit Court:
"On 6-8-09, Joe White (Kanakuk Kamp owner) received a signed eight-page letter from Pete Newman confessing to his actions and supplying an apology. Kanakuk Administration, (owner and directors) fill out voluntary written statements after interviewing/terminating Pete Newman. The written statements provided that Pete Newman admits to being naked with the victims and masturbating in their presence and engaging in mutual masturbation with the victims."
Armed with the letter admitting he had committed sex crimes against underage boys, the Taney County Sheriff's Department arrested Newman...14 weeks later.