An in-the-know commenter brought this Ozarks Sentinel article to my attention/inbox this morning. In it, reporter Kathee Baird cites a Taney County arrest warrant for Lee Julian Bradberry, a 22-year-old Alabama resident, for a slew of alleged sexual offenses at Kanakuk Kamps in July 2011. All the lewd details, and there are many of them, are documented in the probable cause statement.
Speaking of statements, Kanakuk apparently issued this one to the Ozark Sentinel as a reaction to the arrest warrant.
Today a Missouri prosecutor charged Lee Bradberry, a former collegiate, summer staffer, with six counts related to incidents involving three campers during July 2011. We terminated Bradberry from his position in July 2011 after campers reported one incident in which Bradberry behaved inappropriately. As soon as this first indication of inappropriate behavior was brought to our attention, we immediately dismissed Bradberry and reported his behavior to the parents of the campers involved, law enforcement and child protection authorities. Law enforcement and child protection authorities began an investigation at that time. The ensuing investigation led to the discovery of other inappropriate behavior and ultimately to today’s charges.