FORSYTH, Mo. – A young man from Fort Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Branson, pleads guilty to two counts of felony first-degree child molestation in Taney County Circuit Court.

Judge Eric Eighmy ordered a sentencing assessment report to be completed, and scheduled a sentencing hearing for 19-year-old Tyler Martin on August 24th.

Martin has no agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office regarding what sentence he will receive.

He admitted to molesting a 13-year-old girl at a motel on Green Mountain Drive in Branson on April 15th and 16th of last year. The girl disclosed the abuse that week and Branson Police began investigating immediately, according to Prosecutor Jeff Merrell.

Martin has a number of other cases pending against him, including one for passing bad checks. He is jailed without bond in Forsyth.

(Sam Clanton,