JOPLIN, Mo. — A Joplin man plead guilty to child sex crimes on Thursday.

Robert Buggey plead guilty to one count of second-degree child molestation. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on August 4th.

Buggey was originally charged with statutory rape, two counts of statutory sodomy and providing porn to a minor.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Buggey in November of last year after receiving a call from someone out of state that he was abusing a child.

Authorities say the abuse had been going on for several months.

Prior to the allegations, Buggey worked at Tilt Studio, an arcade inside Joplin’s Northpark Mall.