Lawyer in governor’s office arrested for child solicitation

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A lawyer in Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office was arrested Wednesday on charges of using a computer to solicit or exploit a child.

Jail records show Chase Tristian Espy was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the charges.

Court records weren’t immediately available to show the details behind the accusation.

Espy was employed as deputy general counsel in the governor’s office.

In a statement, Ivey’s office called the accusations tragic and shocking and said Espy’s employment has been terminated.

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8/26/2021 12:02:36 PM (GMT -5:00)

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