Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that on November 8th, RONALD DARLING, dob: 8/18/1964 of Branson, Missouri was sentenced by the honorable Mark Orr to twenty (20) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. On July 19th of this year, RONALD DARLING plead guilty without an agreement to three counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree. Last year, the Taney County Sheriff’s Department in connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the residence of RONALD DARLING on information that RONALD DARLING had sexually abused a victim of less than two years old. At the residence officers recovered video of sexual acts performed on the victim dating back to when the victim was about six (6) months old. RONALD DARLING was developed as a suspect in this sexual abuse from postings and exchanges by him on the Internet.