Crime

Man Caught Taking Illicit Pictures Of 10-Year-Old Girl Kills The Girl And Her Mother

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A New Jersey man allegedly killed his cousin and her 10-year-old foster daughter when she discovered him taking pornographic pictures of the girl, authorities say.

Joan Colbert, 62, and her daughter Veronica Roach were found dead in their Long Branch apartment on Aug. 1.

Police believe Brian Farmer, 58, was taking pictures of Roach while she engaged in a sexual act. They say Roach's mother walked in on the incident and Farmer attacked her.

Farmer allegedly strangled Colbert before killing the girl, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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After a 13-day investigation, Farmer, a registered sex offender, was arrested after authorities reportedly found graphic images of Roach on his phone.

Farmer was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and engaging in sexual conduct with a child, the New York Daily News reports.

He is being held at Monmouth County Correction Institution in Freehold Township on $2.5 million cash-only bail, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.

Sources: New York Daily News, New Jersey Star-Ledger

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