(COLUMBIA, S.C.) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Albert Lee Spivey (age 27) of Gaston, SC, on five charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.
Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Spivey. Investigators state Spivey encouraged a minor victim to produce and send sexually explicit images via social media, solicited a sexual encounter with a minor victim, as well as sent sexually explicit images of himself to a minor victim.
Spivey was arrested on February 22, 2018. He is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree (§16-15-395), a felony offense punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment; one count of criminal solicitation of a minor (§16-15-342), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment; two counts of disseminating obscene material to a person under age eighteen (§16-15-345), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count; and one count of stalking (§16-03-1700(C)).
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.
Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.