Rape convict back in jail on sex offender notification violation

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 28-year-old Montevallo man who pleaded guilty in 2012 to multiple rape charges involving underage victims is back in the Shelby County Jail without bond after police said he allegedly failed to provide them with information required under the sex offender notification act.

Spangler

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cory James Spangler, who lists an address on Shelby County 22 in Montevallo, on March 17 and charged him with one felony count of violating the conditions of his sex offender notification program. According to his warrant, he allegedly failed to provide the Sheriff’s Office with an updated address when he moved in October 2016.

When Spangler was arrested on March 17, he was on probation for multiple felony rape charges he pleaded guilty to in 2012.

The Alabaster Police Department arrested Spangler on the rape charges in June 2011 and charged him with raping three 15-year-old girls and a 14-year-old girl. At the time of the rape arrests, Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said Spangler provided the underage girls with illegal narcotics before enticing them into sex.

After Spangler pleaded guilty to the rape charges in 2012, then-Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves sentenced Spangler to 15 years in prison, but split the sentence between three years in prison followed by five years of supervised probation.

Spangler received 280 days of credit for time served in the Shelby County Jail before his guilty pleas, and was serving his five-year probation period when he was arrested on the sex offender notification charge.

Because he was arrested on the sex offender notification charge while still on probation, his probation could be revoked in Shelby County Circuit Court, requiring him to serve his entire 15-year prison sentence.

Spangler is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 27 at 8:30 a.m.