OZARK — A former Kanakuk Kamps employee who pleaded guilty last year to four felony charges linked to 2011 incidents with young boys when he worked at the camp has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Lee Bradberry, 23, of Auburn, Ala., was sentenced last week for sexual misconduct involving a child younger than the age of 15, a class D felony; second-degree statutory sodomy, a class C felony; and two counts of first-degree child molestation, both class B felonies.
The child molestation charges each carry a 10-year sentence, the longest handed down in the case by Judge Mark Orr.
Orr ordered the sentences to run concurrently.
Bradberry originally faced six felony charges which called for a combined total of 34 years in prison.
According to Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell’s office, the concurrent sentences were part of the plea agreement.
A 10-year sentence was the maximum Bradberry faced following the plea agreement, Assistant Prosecutor Tony Brown said at the time.
Orr also ordered Bradberry into a 120-day sex offender assessment unit program.
Following that program, Orr will re-evaluate Bradberry’s risk to the public and he could then be released to supervised probation.
Bradberry is the second counselor from the Branson camp to be sentenced to jail for sexually abusing campers in the past several years.
In June 2010, Peter Newman was sentenced to two life sentences for abusing children from 1999-2009.
The former director of Kanakuk Kamps pleaded guilty earlier that year to two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, three counts of enticement of a child and two counts
of second-degree statutory sodomy.