Previous law firm for Alabama governor billed with using a computer to solicit a child, documents say

A previous attorney for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was arrested this 7 days and billed with working with a laptop to solicit a youngster, jail documents display.

Chase Tristian Espy, 36, was booked on the felony charge at the Jefferson County Jail on Wednesday evening, information mentioned.

Espy, of Vestavia Hills, was utilized as deputy common counsel in Ivey’s office environment.

He posted $30,000 bond early Thursday immediately after shelling out about four and a half hours at the facility, in accordance to data.

Espy is no lengthier used by Ivey, her office environment reported in a assertion. He was fired Thursday morning, Ivey’s place of work mentioned.

“The allegations versus Mr. Espy are serious, tragic and surprising,” the assertion claimed. “While he was employed by our workplace for only a couple of months, Mr. Espy has been terminated. As this is an ongoing investigation, no further more information and facts is available at this time.”

Espy’s attorney Christopher Daniel declined remark Friday.

Espy was less than investigation by Homewood police’s Unique Investigation Unit tasked with combating kid exploitation crimes, Sgt. John Carr explained to No extra aspects about the police procedure have been produced, the report said.

Officers with Homewood law enforcement could not be quickly arrived at Friday.

The Associated Push contributed.