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Pinellas jail porn case: Lawyer faces same charges in Hillsborough

Posted December 21, 2017 11:26 p.m. EST

Andrew B. Spark, the lawyer accused of filming sex acts with an inmate in the Pinellas County Jail, did the same thing with an inmate in Tampa, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators issued a warrant for his arrest Thursday in connection with an October incident at the Falkenburg Road Jail.

Spark, 55, faces charges of introduction or possession of contraband in a detention facility and solicitation of prostitution in Hillsborough, the same charges he already faces in Pinellas County.

Hillsborough deputies said the sexual contact in Tampa happened on Oct. 13 in a private room used by attorneys to meet with their clients. They did not name the inmate but said Spark did not represent her. He took pictures of the act, investigators said, and those images were discovered during the Pinellas investigation.

When Hillsborough detectives reviewed recorded inmate phone calls, they said they heard Spark talking to the Tampa inmate and negotiating over a $10 deposit into her jail account. The two talked about what the best time to meet was in order to not be seen, according to deputies.

Spark was arrested Sunday just as he was about to engage in a sex act with a 25-year-old inmate in the Pinellas County Jail, authorities said. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the lawyer had sexual relations with a different incarcerated woman, 28, at least six times this year at the jail.

Spark would deposit $30 to $40 into the 28-year-old's commissary account, according to investigators. He told the 25-year-old he was filming a pornographic video called Girls in Jail.

Gualtieri said Spark may have performed similar acts at county jails across Tampa Bay and Central Florida, taking advantage of attorney-client meeting rooms that are largely unmonitored to preserve confidentiality.

He also did not represent the women he met with in Pinellas, where he faces an additional charge of exposure of sexual organs.

Spark was an assistant attorney general in Florida from 2004 to 2011. More recently, he worked for Spark Law in Tampa.

He is also being investigated by the Florida Bar, which said he has no prior disciplinary history since becoming a lawyer in 1991.

Contact Zachary T. Sampson at zsampson@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8804. Follow @ZackSampson.