At the time the arrest warrant was issued in Colorado, Sam Eggleston an investigator for the La Plata County Sheriff's office, said allegations against Newman involved the sexual assault of an underage boy who was a camper at Kanakuk's K-Colorado facility in September of 2008.
That camp, which is located near Vallectito, has since been sold to the daughter and son-in-law of Joe White (who owns Kanakuk) and renamed Kivu.
When reached by phone this week, Eggleston said, "Prosecutors here were pleased with the sentences that Newman received in Missouri and don't think pursuing charges against him here would add anything to the sentences he is already serving there."
Because the charges in Colorado were dismissed without prejudice, prosecutors there can refile them at any time. "Colorado does not a have a statutory time limit for charging someone with any offense involving a sexual assault on a child," said Eggleston.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Crime Scene Report: Colorado will not pursue sex charges against Pete Newman
Kathee Baird at Crime Scene Report scores today with the scoop that Colorado will not pursue sex charges against former Kanakuk Kamp director Pete Newman, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sex charges involving underage boys and received two life sentences: