New details released in Madison County child pornography arrest

Published: Jul. 3, 2018 at 11:55 AM CDT
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Texas Rangers have released new, disturbing details surrounding the arrest of a man and woman in Madisonville who are accused of manufacturing child pornography.

On Tuesday, June 26, Joseph Farris and his girlfriend Felicia Mulkey were arrested at their home in Madisonville for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

During the arrest, both Farris and Mulkey agreed to be interviewed by investigators. Texas Rangers say both admitted to engaging in and recording sexual acts with a child that they knew in April. Farris kept copies of those videos.

Farris and Mulkey were both arrested and charged with manufacturing child pornography and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Both remain in the Madison County jail on a combined half million dollars bond.

Residents who live nearby say they were shocked to learn of the arrest.

"It almost floored me because I would have never ever thought that," said Ricky McAdams of Madisonville.

McAdams says he was familiar with the couple in the neighborhood.

"I went over and helped them clean up around the place and haul off trash," he said. “They’re sick they got to be, there is no way a person can do something like that to a child and be in a healthy mental state.”