According to a probable cause statement, Audrey Taffner, 31, Jasper, was visiting her husband, former Jasper Fire Protection District chief engineer Jarred Taffner, 30, in the jail, where he is awaiting trial on felony child molestation and sodomy charges, when the conversation took an illegal turn.
If she is convicted of this charge, she will not be eligible for parole.
Jerred and Audrey discussed different ways which may prohibit juvenile (name withheld) from testifying in court regarding the sexual abuse. These conversations were recorded due to Jerred being incarcerated at the time.
Judge Joseph Hensley set the bond for Audrey Taffner at $25,000 cash only. If she is able to post bond, she is to have no contact with the witness unless supervised by the Children's Division, according to Jasper County Circuit Court online records.
Taffner allegedly molested the underage girl at least four times during the past year, according to the probable cause statement.
He is being held in the Jasper County Jail without bond.
Former Jasper fireman bound over for trial on felony child molestation, sodomy charges