Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that JASON GREBE, dob: 7/2/1977 of Park Hills, Missouri, entered a plea of guilty without a plea agreement to two counts of the class D felony of attempted sexual misconduct involving a minor by indecent exposure in front of Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr.
During the month of July 2009, an investigator with the Tri-Lakes Regional Internet Crimes Task Force was posing as a female under the age of fourteen (14) in a Missouri Yahoo! chat room. On July 8th and July 24th, contact was made by the investigator with an individual under the screen name SEMOTHICK1. During the chat sessions, the individual using the screen name SEMOTHICK1 began to engage in sexually explicit chat with the undercover investigator who was posing as a 13 year old female. Sexually explicit pictures were also shared with the undercover investigator. Through follow-up investigation by the Taney County Sheriffâ€™s Department, SEMOTHICK1 was identified as the defendant, JASON GREBE.
Formal sentencing is set for April 15, 2010 at 10:30am. The class D felony of attempted sexual misconduct involving a minor by indecent exposure carries a range of punishment for each count of one (1) day to one (1) year in the Taney County Jail, or one (1) year to four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000.