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Lee Julian Bradberry




The sentencing for a former Kanakuk Kamp employee who pleaded guilty last year to sex charges involving children attending the Ozarks based Christian youth camp has been postponed until February 21st.

Lee Julian Bradberry, 23, of Auburn, Alabama, was scheduled to be sentenced on January 17th in Taney County, however, it was postponed because a witness wasn't available.

Last March some children who attended the camp told authorities that Bradberry inappropriately touched them or attempted to have them perform oral sex on him in June of 2011. The camp employees resident's of Stone County and people from the area send their children to the Christian based sports camp.

This is the third time that charges have been filed against former employees or volunteers connected to Kanakuk.

In 2010, former Kanakuk Kamp employee Peter Newman was sentenced to two life terms in prison plus an additional 30 years in prison for sexually abusing youngsters at the camp. In March of 2011, Edward L. Ringheim of Windermere, Florida, was charged with seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation for inappropriate activity he had with young boys he transported from Florida to Kanakuk Kamp.
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Bradberry sentencing is a mere formality as Taney County prosecutor Jeff Merrell agreed to cap Bradberry's sentence at ten years in a negotiated plea agreement.

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