Austin Woman Accused of Child Pornography Terminates Parental Rights

Updated: 06/17/2014 5:20 PM
Created: 06/17/2014 4:46 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- An Austin woman facing federal and state charges related to child pornography appeared in Mower County District Court this week and terminated her parental rights to her four children.

According to the Austin Daily Herald, the move by Deborah Edge was voluntary.

Deborah and her husband, Anthony Edge, are facing federal charges accused of possessing, producing and transporting child pornography over state lines.

Anthony also faces federal charges for allegedly coercing a minor to engage in sexual conduct.

The Edges have already plead not guilty to similar state charges.

Deborah is free after posting bail. Anthony has been transferred to the Sherburne County Jail.

The herald reports Anthony's lawyer will review a similar agreement next week to also terminate his parental rights.