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Lawyer Made Porn in Jail with Inmates, Sheriff Says

We swear, we don’t look for weird Florida stories. They just happen. A Tampa-based attorney is accused of having sex with a female inmate and soliciting another for a porn video. Andrew B. Spark, 54, was booked Sunday afternoon for exposure of sexual organs, introduction/possession of contraband in a county detention facility, and soliciting for prostitution, according to Pinellas County jail records. He is out on $5,300 bond.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri explained the allegations in a press conference Monday. Usually, Pinellas County jail inmates aren’t allowed in-person visits, he said, but Spark, a local lawyer and former Florida assistant attorney general, took advantage of the system. Attorneys can meet locked-up clients, even bringing in electronic equipment meant for work.

Almost two years ago, Spark met Shauna Boselli and her husband Richmond McDonald at what Gualtieri described as a Tampa porn convention. Spark allegedly tried to solicit her for sex, but they couldn’t sort out a price. Since then, Boselli and McDonald were convicted for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old. This allegedly didn’t stop Spark’s attempts at having sex with Boselli.

He pretended to be her personal attorney, and gained access to the jail. There, he met a surprised Boselli, and solicited her for sex on camera, the sheriff said. She turned him down, but he reportedly told her about another inmate with whom he had sex on video. Spark already knew Antoinette Rose Napolitano from some years back, Gualtieri said. He met her after he posted an online ad soliciting prostitution. (County jail records show she was arrested nine times on various charges since 2008.) The sheriff said investigators wired up the attorney/client meeting room Sunday, where they caught Spark exposing himself to Napolitano. That’s when they put a stop to it.

Gualtieri claims this was the sixth time they met for sex. Spark got away with this for so long because, as the sheriff described it, there was no audio and visual surveillance in the rooms, and there was only a small window in the door.

The sheriff claims there’s evidence that Spark did this with others in the Pinellas County Jail, the Tampa Bay area, and central Florida. None of the inmates were clients. Additional charges are possible, pending the results of the ongoing investigation. They’ve yet to find the videos Spark supposedly uploaded, and as of Monday, still had to get a search warrant for his tablet. The sheriff declined to name the other facilities this lawyer may have visited. He also declined to name the source who tipped them off about these allegations. There are no plans to change the Pinellas County jail’s policy on electronics, he said, but that matter may be for review.

There will be no charges against the inmates, said Gualtieri, adding “They’ve got enough problems.”

Law&Crime reached out to a LinkedIn account which carried Spark’s name, and detailed the professional history described in the press conference, but our request for comment was not immediately returned.

Spark refused to speak to investigators. He wanted a lawyer, Gualtieri said.

“Go figure.”

[Mugshot via Pinellas County]

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