Crime & Courts

Man allegedly asked minor for sexually explicit images, because that’s what he sent

Albert Lee Spivey
Albert Lee Spivey

A Lexington County man was recently arrested on multiple child pornography charges.

Albert Lee Spivey, 27, of Gaston is facing five charges connected to the exploitation of a minor:

  • Sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree
  • Criminal solicitation of a minor
  • Two counts of disseminating obscene material to a person under age 18
  • Stalking

Spivey was arrested Feb. 23, by Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators and Lexington County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which led them to Spivey.

According to Wilson, Spivey allegedly:

  • Encouraged a minor to produce and send sexually explicit images via social media
  • Solicited a sexual encounter with a minor
  • Sent sexually explicit images of himself to a minor

If Spivey is convicted on all five counts, he could be sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Spivey was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. He was granted $50,000 bond.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.