Smokey Barn News Monday February 24, 2014 Robertson County, Tenn.
TBI Arrests Two With Springfield Ties For Sexual Exploitation of Minors
According to a release Smokey has obtained from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, special Agents of the T.B.I arrested two people with ties to Springfield TN for alleged sexual exploitation of two minors after a two year long investigation.
At the request of the District Attorney General John Carney, TBI began an investigation on February 28, 2012 into the possibility of alleged sex crimes being committed against two minors, a male and a female. These crimes occurred between January 2010 and May 2010.
On February 19, 2014, a Robertson County Grand Jury returned indictments against Edward Farmer, age 55, of Springfield and (his girlfriend at the time of the incidents) Catrina McQuiston, 28 (also from Springfield). According to the T.B.I, statements of those questioned indicated that Farmer and McQuiston allegedly groomed, coerced and solicited sex for money from the two minor victims for several months. These alleged actions were the cause of the sexual assault of both minors by McQuiston at the direction of Farmer who was present and watched the sexual assault of the minors, according to the T.B.I.
Farmer was indicted on two counts of Especially Aggravated Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Solicitation of a Minor, two counts of Criminal Responsibility for Aggravated Statutory Rape and one count of Attempted Tampering with Evidence.
McQuiston was indicted on two counts of Especially Aggravated Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Aggravated Statutory Rape.
Monday Feduary 24, McQuiston was arrested by TBI Agents in Davidson County and Farmer surrendered at the Robertson County Jail. McQuiston was transported to the Robertson County Jail and has a bond amount of $10,000. Farmer was released on his own recognizance. This investigation is still active and ongoing.
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