TBI charges two with sexual exploitation of minors

NASHVILLE – Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged a man and a woman with the sexual exploitation of two minors after a two-year investigation.
Feb 24, 2014
Edward Farmer
Catrina McQuiston

NASHVILLE – Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged a man and a woman with the sexual exploitation of two minors after a two-year investigation.

At the request of the District Attorney General John Carney, TBI began an investigation Feb. 28, 2012 into the possibility of sex crimes committed against two minors, a male and a female. These crimes happened between January and May 2010.

On Feb. 19, a Robertson County grand jury returned indictments against Edward Farmer, 55, of Springfield and his girlfriend during the time of the incidents, Catrina McQuiston, 28, of Nashville. Statements from those questioned indicated Farmer and McQuiston groomed, coerced and solicited sex for money from the two minor victims for several months, TBI agents said. These 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, agents said.

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.

TBI agents arrested McQuiston on Monday in Davidson County. Farmer surrendered at the Robertson County Jail.

McQuiston was taken to the Robertson County Jail and has a $10,000 bond. Farmer was released on his own recognizance. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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