Now sources at Balch tell us the wireless IP address at the Balch offices in Birmingham was allegedly changed last year just weeks before Espy was fired.
With embattled law firm Balch & Bingham admitting they fired attorney Chase T. Espy last September after eight years at the firm, advocates have reached out to federal law enforcement authorities requesting a probe.
Espy was arrested last week for allegedly seeking to have sex with a child online. However, according to news reports, the alleged criminal incident occurred on March 25 near midnight.
The bottom line is children need to be protected from pedophiles and sexual predators, no matter what powerful positions or connections they may hold or have.
Balch & Bingham appear to be habitual liars who look like they may have obscured the ugly truth.
Balch admits they terminated Espy last September. What did Balch uncover and why would an eight year veteran of the firm be abruptly fired?
Did Balch fail to report despicable behavior or criminal acts to law enforcement authorities?
Espy used the internet and online resources as he allegedly sought sex with a child.
Now sources at Balch tell us that the wireless IP address at the Balch offices in Birmingham was allegedly changed last year just weeks before Espy was fired.
Was this simply a coincidence or is there more to the story?
Balch sources also tell us a Balch VPN was utilized at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic for employees working remotely, and that in the fall of 2019, Balch had upgraded their computer systems in Birmingham from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Failing to report criminal acts or not investigating them is not unheard of when sex crimes are involved.
Several years ago, we, the CDLU, fought on behalf of the victims of sexual assault at an adult day care center in California known as Healthy Start.
Healthy Start owners allegedly discouraged a traumatized employee from reporting a rape that she witnessed to law enforcement.
Putting her job at risk, she ignored their commands and went to local law enforcement and courageously reported the atrocious sex crime.
Sadly, these developmentally disabled adult children were raped and sodomized by sexual predator Juan Fernando Flores while inept government agencies did nothing for these children, even though parents complained that something was wrong for almost a full year. Adding to the horrific acts, Flores spread a sexually transmitted disease to his victims, both male and female.
If federal law enforcement officials are investigating the Espy fiasco, our sources at Balch say that they must first go to Level 3 Communications, Balch & Bingham’s internet service provider to track and see if any dark websites were visited or utilized.
Our duty is to protect children regardless of Balch’s apparent utter lack of honesty or integrity.
If Balch is asked again about Espy by the media, will they finally tell the whole truth or will Balch hide behind the cliché that “personnel decision are strictly confidential” including those of an alleged sexual predator?