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Court dates approaching in child sex crimes case

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No pornography found on Farmer's computer

By Sarah Bennett

Court dates are approaching in the case against Jeffrey M. Farmer and Christin Nicole Dague, Hardin County residents facing child pornography charges.

Farmer, 46, and Dague, 27, are accused of involving a minor under 16 years of age in a filmed sexual performance between 2007 and 2008 at a Radcliff residence, according to indictments against the two.

The two “produced, directed or promoted a sexual performance ... by directing, arranging and taking a video of said sexual performance by said minor,” the indictment also states.

In March, Judge Kelly Mark Easton approved a Commonwealth’s Attorney Office’s motion to consolidate the two cases, court records show. Also in March, the court ordered Farmer’s computer, which had been confiscated by Radcliff Police Department, be released to him as no pornographic material was found on it.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Sept. 13 and a jury trial is set to begin Oct. 10.

Farmer, an Elizabethtown resident, and Dague, of Radcliff, were arrested at their homes Feb. 8, according to citations. Court records show they since have posted $15,000 bonds.

RPD Detective Ralph Craig said in February the investigation into this case had been ongoing for a year.

Farmer and Dague are charged with one count of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.

Both charges are Class B felonies, which could bring 10 to 20 years in prison.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.