Sex Investigation



Authorities said two Winona residents were jailed Wednesday on sex traffiking charges following an undercover investigation.

Sheriff Ron Ganrude said authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of East Mark Street after and undercover officer answered an ad on Craiglist and arranged a meeting. 
 
Arrested after a $350 price was agreed upon were: 25-year-old Ashley Marie Tschumper and 26-year-old Edward Lee McFarland. Both were charged with sex traffiking and Tschumper was also charged with prostitution. The initial online contact was made on January 4th, according to Ganrude.

A third person, a female from Rochester, was also arrested but was not initially charged, and was released pending further investigation.
 
Assisting the sheriff's department were the Winona Police Department and the Southeastern Minnesota Violent Crimes Task Force..... 

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