|Edward Farmer (top)|
By Kevin Young
NASHVILLE (WSMV) - A former colonel with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is accused of sex crimes against children.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Edward Farmer, 55, of Springfield, and his ex-girlfriend, 28-year-old Catrina McQuiston, on charges of aggravated exploitation of a minor.
Investigators say the pair coerced a boy and girl into having sex for several months in 2010.
Farmer was fired from the sheriff's office under a cloud of suspicion in 2005 when photos of child pornography were allegedly found on his work computer.
Farmer was terminated for misuse of county property, but criminal charges were never filed.