Stoney Westmoreland, Disney Channel Star, Charged With Trying To Meet 13-Year-Old For Sex
It was a strange day for an Uber driver. First, he picked up a Disney Channel actor who was 48-years old. Then, the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force pulled over the car and arrested the actor.
That actor, Stoney Westmoreland, known for his role as Henry “Ham” Mack on Andi Mack, was arrested in the same city he films the sitcom in and was allegedly on the way to meet a child for sex.
Westmoreland first contacted what he thought was a 13-year old through an app that was “used for dating and meeting people for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.” Utah police say that Westmoreland sent explicit photos to the teenager, as well as trying to get them to send him nude pictures and asking if the pair could perform oral sex.
The actor was charged with four counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor and one count of enticing a minor by Internet or text. Both are third-degree felonies. Disney Channel fired the actor soon after learning of his arrest.
Westmoreland, who has written, directed and appeared in Scandal, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Godzilla, is being held on $30,000 bond in Salt Lake County Jail.
“Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series which wraps production on its third season next week,” a spokesperson for Disney Channel said.
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