Arrests made in sexual abuse of a child case


On Dec. 11, the Foley Police Department, along with the Baldwin County Department of Human Resources launched an investigation into possible sexual abuse involving a child after receiving information from a concerned source. The investigation that followed confirmed the abuse. Corey Ashton Steele, age 32 from Loxley, and a female friend Krystal Sanspree, age 30 from Foley, were both arrested. Through the investigation it was determined that Steele solicited pictures from Sanspree of her performing sexual acts with her four year old son. The pictures were sent over the phone to Steele. Both parties made admissions to investigators. Krystal Sanspree is being charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child less than the age of 12, Sodomy First Degree, 4 Counts of Production of Child Pornography, and 4 Counts of Dissemination of Child Pornography. Corey Steele is being charged with Criminal Solicitation of a Class B Felony, Solicitation of Sodomy, 4 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography, and 4 Counts of Solicitation of Child Pornography . More charges are pending as the investigation continues into this case as federal charges may also be pursued. The child has been relocated for safety by DHR. The Baldwin County D.A.'s Office, HSI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, The Department of Human Resources, Bay Minette P.D., and Robertsdale P.D. all played important roles in assisting with this case.