Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Florida sex offender with Kanakuk ties sentenced to 15 years in prison
Edward Ringheim, 41, Windermere, Florida, allegedly treated his victims to free trips to Universal Studios by using his employee pass, one of the victims told authorities.
Parents also allowed Ringheim to accompany their children to Kanakuk's Branson facility, according to published reports. Investigators say he brought about 30 children to Kanakuk for summer camp over a four-year period. One of the boys he took to Kanakuk was one of Ringheim's victims, authorities said.
Ringheim has appealed his conviction, according to Orange County, Florida, online records.