On Wednesday afternoon, June 7, 2017, TYLER W. MARTIN, d/o/b 5-19-1998, formerly of Branson, entered pleas of guilty to two (2) counts of class B felony child molestation in the first degree, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Judge Eric Eighmy ordered a sentencing assessment report to be completed and scheduled Martin’s sentencing for August 24, 2017. Martin has no agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office regarding what sentence he will receive.

Martin admitted at his plea to molesting a thirteen-year-old girl at a motel on Green Mountain Drive, in Branson, on April 15th and April 16th of 2016. The girl disclosed the abuse on April 17, 2016, and Branson Police began investigating immediately.

These class B felonies each carry a range of punishment of five (5) years to fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.