Former lawyer for Alabama governor charged with utilizing a laptop to solicit a baby, data say

A previous law firm for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was arrested this week and charged with working with a laptop to solicit a youngster, jail documents exhibit.

Chase Tristian Espy, 36, was booked on the felony demand at the Jefferson County Jail on Wednesday evening, documents stated.

Espy, of Vestavia Hills, was utilized as deputy basic counsel in Ivey’s place of work.

He posted $30,000 bond early Thursday following paying about 4 and a 50 % hrs at the facility, in accordance to records.

Espy is no lengthier employed by Ivey, her business office explained in a assertion. He was fired Thursday morning, Ivey’s business explained.

“The allegations in opposition to Mr. Espy are serious, tragic and stunning,” the statement said. “While he was utilized by our place of work for only a number of months, Mr. Espy has been terminated. As this is an ongoing investigation, no even more data is obtainable at this time.”

Espy’s lawyer Christopher Daniel declined remark Friday.

Espy was beneath investigation by Homewood police’s Exclusive Investigation Device tasked with combating little one exploitation crimes, Sgt. John Carr advised No more details about the police procedure had been introduced, the report mentioned.

Officials with Homewood police could not be promptly achieved Friday.

The Related Press contributed.