RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – Special Agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrested a man and a woman for the sexual exploitation of two minors after a two year long investigation.
According to a press release from TBI, an investigation began February 28, 2012 into the possibility of sex crimes being committed against two minors, both females. 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 during the time of the incidents, Catrina McQuiston, age 28, of Nashville.
Illana Tate, spokesperson for TBI, confirmed to ClarksvilleNow that Farmer was a lawyer, but could not confirm where he practiced.
Statements of those questioned indicated that Farmer and McQuiston “groomed, coerced and solicited sex for money” from the two minor victims for several months. 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.
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.
On Feb. 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.