On February 14, 2007, Robert K. Tribble, DOB 12/21/1958 of Harrison, Arkansas plead guilty without a plea agreement to the unclassified felony of statutory rape in the first degree in front of Judge Mark Orr. The case was set to go to jury trial on February 25, 2007. In November of 2001, Robert K. Tribble had sexual intercouse with a thirteen year old girl at his place of employment in Branson. The thirteen year old victim became pregnant, and later had a child as a result of the sexual assault.

Formal sentencing in the case is set for May 1, 2008. By entering a stand-up or open plea, Robert K. Tribble faces the full range of punishment of five (5) to thirty (30) years, or life imprisonment for the offense of statutory rape at sentencing.