Former Kanakuk Christian Camps director Pete Newman was charged today with four felony sex crimes involving children.
Online Taney County Circuit Court records indicate Newman is charged with statutory sodomy, two counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15, and enticement of a child. The arrest was made by the Taney County Sheriff's Department, according to court records.
The sodomy count allegedly occurred on May 1, 2006, one of the sexual misconduct counts exactly one year later, with the other allegedly taking place May 1, 2008, and the enticement reportedly happening Sept. 1, 2008.
Kanakuk Camps in Branson, has been one of the most successful Christian children's sports camps in the United States. Newman, 34, reportedly resigned as director earlier this year, with one website quoting an unnamed source from Kanakuk as saying he was "dealing with a personal family crisis."
Details of the allegations against Newman can be found at this link.