Duo faces slew of sexual exploitation charges involving minors
ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. -
A man and woman were arrested Monday on sexual exploitation charges following a two-year investigation.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began the investigation into possible sex crimes involving two minors in February 2012.
Edward Farmer, 55, and Catrina McQuiston, 28, are accused of grooming, coercing and soliciting sex for money from two female minors between January and May of 2010.
Authorities stated the actions were the cause of sexual assault by McQuistion at the direction of Farmer, who reportedly watched the sexual assaults of the minors.
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.
He surrendered himself to the Robertson County jail and was released on his own recognizance Monday.
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.
She was arrested by TBI agents in Nashville and transported to Robertson County jail on $10,000 bond.
Officials stated the investigation is still active and ongoing.