FDLE arrests sex offender for online solicitation

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2024
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested Charles Alvey, 51 of Pensacola, for use of a computer to seduce a minor, transmission of material harmful to a minor, use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony, failure to register an internet identifier and failure to register a phone number.  Alvey has been on Florida’s Sex Offender Registry since 2023 after being convicted of using a computer to solicit a minor out of Okaloosa County.
FDLE began its investigation in November 2023 after Alvey started communicating with an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl.  Alvey engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the “child” and sent pornography.
FDLE, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI served a search warrant at Alvey’s residence on Olive Road in Pensacola.  Florida Department of Corrections, Office of Probation Services assisted. 
Agents believe Alvey may have been communicating with juvenile victims. If you have information about Charles Alvey that may assist investigators, please call FDLE Pensacola at (800) 226-8574.
In addition to Alvey, agents also arrested Jeffrey Gunter, 33 of Pensacola, on a Department of Corrections warrant for violation of probation.  Gunter has been on the Sex Offender Registry since 2022 for using a computer to solicit a minor. 
Both Alvey and Gunter were booked into the Escambia County Jail earlier today.  The Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit, will prosecute the case. 
For Further Information Contact:
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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