The troubles continue for former Kanakuk Kamp director Pete Newman.

Newman was arrested this morning when he and his attorney, Tom Carver, appeared in a Taney County courtroom for a motions hearing. Newman was arrested on a warrant for an alleged sexual assault of a child out of La Plata County, Colorado.




At this time, court records in Colorado have been sealed, and Newman is being held without bond pending extradition to Colorado. La Plata County is located in southwest Colorado on the border with New Mexico. The county seat is Durango.

Prosecutor Jeff Merrell says that the state and defense counsel filed their recommendations on the change of venue motion, but proceedings were passed today by defense counsel following Newman's arrest. Today's proceeding have been rescheduled for March 4, 2010.


Attorney Tom Carver

Newman was charged with several sex charges involving children in Taney County last September including statutory sodomy and enticement of a child stemming from contacts he allegedly made with children through his ten year employment at Kamp Kanakuk.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing all you do Kathee! This information is very important to us. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

So, what exactly does this mean? Two different counties to face charges in? Does he have to post bail again? Two separate trails?

Anonymous said...

Do you think something happened at K Co?

Anonymous said...

so will he now be tried in Colorado?

Anonymous said...

Come on Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida....and wherever else he committed these crimes. Come on. Let's keep this pedophile from roaming the streets ever again.

Anonymous said...

Lock him up with Ronald Darling below. Birds of a feather flock together.

Anonymous said...

Kathee, Why don't you post comments?

Anonymous said...

I feel angry but I really feel sorry for this Pete Newman. A man that is supposed to show the love of Jesus Christ has done a lot of damage. Yes, those poor babies that trusted in this "man of God"... Not only will they grow up not believing in the love Jesus has for them but all the parents of the children. I feel really sorry for you Pete, when you meet my Savior that you misrepresented bc believe me He is a God of Vengence. I don't understand pedifiles like a lot of people dont understand addicts and it's real hard not to judge him. But I am very angry at the thought of him still Directing a Christian Camp so he can find his next victim. He definitly needs Prison so he can reap wat he has sown...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for staying on top of this Kathee. Any idea what's next? Will other states pile on?

Anonymous said...

La Plata is home to Kanakuk Colorado, which was renamed Camp Kivu this past summer. And now we know why.

Anonymous said...

Kathee,

Can you see if Pete is wearing his wedding band here? Not sure if you have access to a broader view of this photo??

Can you please let us know?

THANKS!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Boy, he looks more and more like a slimy pervert every time.

Anonymous said...

Kathee, Can you show a wider picture which would show whether or not he's wearing his wedding band?

Anonymous said...

You're look at EVIL here. PURE EVIL.
And ANYBODY defending evil is also evil.

Anonymous said...

So you all know, the name change from K-CO to KIVU had nothing to do with Pete Newman.

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