Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that DOUGLAS MYERS, dob: 1/6/1972 of Upland, California plead guilty without a plea agreement Thursday in front of Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr to the class D felony of attempted sexual misconduct involving a child by indecent exposure.

Between June 18, 2009 and March 18, 2010, 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. DOUGLAS MYERS made contact witht the undercover investigator posing as a minor, and during the chat sessions the defendant engaged in sexually explicit chat and shared sexually explicit photos of himself.

Formal sentencing is set for February 17, 2001. AS there was no plea agreement, DOUGLAS MYERS faces the entire range of punishment at sentencing 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.