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Lawyer in governor's office arrested for child solicitation

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A lawyer in Gov. Kay Ivey's office was arrested on charges of using a computer to solicit or exploit a child.

Records show Chase Espy was booked into Jefferson County Jail on Wednesday.

Espy served as deputy general counsel in the governor's office. Ivey said in a statement that the accusations against Espy were tragic and shocking and that his employment has been terminated.