Missouri man gets 6 years for exposing self via webcam

COLUMBIA | A southwest Missouri man is sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to exposing himself to two undercover investigators in an Internet chat room.

Forty-five-year-old Robert Schone of Flemington was sentenced in Boone County Circuit Court Monday for two counts of attempted sexual misconduct involving a child. Schone was arrested after a sting by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

Posing as 13- and 14-year-old girls from Mid-Missouri, the detectives made contact with Schone in an Internet chat room where he exposed himself to each of them through a webcam.

Schone was convicted in 1988 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in St. Charles County. But he was not required to register as a sex offender because his conviction was before 1995, when the registration law took effect.