A team lawyer for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has been terminated next his “shocking” arrest on boy or girl solicitation rates, officers reported.
Chase Tristian Espy, 36, was arrested on a felony cost of baby solicitation by pc late Wednesday, Jefferson County Jail documents display. The deputy typical counsel for Ivey was then fired early Thursday, the Republican governor’s workplace confirmed to The Post.
“The allegations from Mr. Espy are really serious, tragic and stunning,” Ivey’s business office stated in a statement. “While he was utilized by our office environment for only a several months, Mr. Espy has been terminated. As this is an ongoing investigation, no even further details is readily available at this time.”
The alleged crime happened on March 25. A spokeswoman for Ivey’s office did not promptly return a concept trying to find remark on when Espy was hired. The Vestavia Hills gentleman was introduced from custody early Thursday right after putting up $30,000 bond, jail records demonstrate.
Espy was busted by cops in Homewood exterior Birmingham, police advised AL.com. Sgt. John Carr declined to give even more particulars, but explained the arrest was aspect of an ongoing investigation involving crimes targeting children.
Espy, who earned his law diploma from the University of Alabama, experienced earlier served as a legislation clerk for then-Alabama Sen. Jeff Periods in 2009. He also worked as legislative counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, WIAT documented.
A information still left on a cellular phone detailed in Espy’s title was not promptly returned and it is unclear if he’s hired an attorney who could speak on his behalf. His LinkedIn profile that identified him as deputy common counsel in Ivey’s workplace was no extended accessible as of Friday.