BRANSON, Mo. (AP) A Christian sports camp network based in Branson is facing two lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by its ex-director, who is serving a long prison sentence for sexual abuse of boys at a camp.
One lawsuit, filed in Taney County against Kanakuk Kamps, alleges former director Peter Newman molested a boy from 2000 to 2005. The second case, filed in federal court in Dallas, alleges Newman sexually abused a camper from 2001 through 2007.
The lawsuits allege camp officials knew about Newman's behavior but didn't keep him away from children.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1apQ5W9 ) two similar lawsuits, both filed in 2011, were settled this year.
Newman is serving two life sentences plus 30 years for his abuse convictions.
A Kanakuk spokesman said camp officials couldn't discuss pending litigation.
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