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Florida Lawyer Arrested for Jail Porn Escapades

In December 2017, a Florida attorney was caught in a private visitation room at the Pinellas County jail with his pants down as he prepared to engage in a sexual act with a female pretrial detainee. According to jail officials, lawyer Andrew B. Spark, 54, was filming the act for a porn­ographic video titled “Girls in Jail.”

“He duped the system because he came in there representing himself as a lawyer,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. “There’s something sacrosanct about that lawyer-client relationship, and that’s why we give great consideration and frankly, deference to it.”

According to the sheriff, Spark engaged in sex acts at the jail while visiting two prisoners under the guise of attorney meetings. The women, ages 25 and 28, were known to Spark before their arrests. He met the 28-year-old through online prostitution ads before she was jailed on drug charges, and met the 25-year-old at a porn convention.

Between June and December 2017, Spark visited the 28-year-old detainee at least six times. He filmed both women in the private attorney visitation room, having them narrate sexual fantasies. Spark stood in front of the door to block a small window as the 28-year-old performed sex acts.

Afterward, he would deposit $30 to $40 into the women’s commissary accounts. “It was really ridiculously nominal amounts,” Sheriff Gualtieri said. “But when you’re in jail, those ridiculously nominal amounts add up.”

A tip led detectives to investigate Spark. They learned that he was coming to visit the 25-year-old, who was being held on a federal child pornography charge. The attorney-client room was wired for sound, said Gualtieri, and investigators listened as Spark began to record a sex act; when he exposed himself, he was arrested.

Spark was charged with felony introduction or possession of contraband in a detention facility for not giving advance notice of the iPad he used to record the women. Plus he was charged with misdemeanors for prostitution and exposure of sex organs, then released after posting $5,300 bail.

Also in December 2017, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced that a warrant had been issued for Spark, after investigators learned he had sexual contact with a female detainee at the Hills­borough County jail, too. Photos he took during that encounter were found during the Pinellas County investigation, and he was charged with introduction or possession of contraband in a detention facility and solicitation for prostitution. 

Sources: www.tampabay.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, Miami Herald

 


 

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