Monday, July 16, 2012
Kanakuk connection: Guilty plea set for Florida man accused of molesting boys
Edward Ringheim, 40, Windermere, Fla., a former Universal Orlando employee, is charged with seven counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.
The first trusted adult figure, former camp director Pete Newman, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual abuse of underage boys and is serving two life sentences, plus 30 years, in prison
Ringheim allegedly treated young men to free trips to Universal Studios by using his employee pass, one of the victims told authorities
Parents also let Ringheim accompany their children to Kanakuk's Branson, Missouri, facility according to published reports. Investigators say he brought about 30 kids to Kanakuk for summer camp over a four year period.