A Disney Channel actor who was arrested Friday on suspicion of arranging to fulfill up with a 13-year-old he met on a courting app for sexual encounters has been dropped by the community, experiences stated.
Stoney Westmoreland, 48, faces 4 counts of dealing in supplies dangerous to a minor and one rely of attractive a minor by web or take a look at, all felonies, FOX 13 Salt Lake Metropolis reported.
Westmoreland started chatting with an individual he believed to be 13-years-old on an app used for “courting and assembly folks for the aim of partaking in sexual exercise,” in response to a possible trigger affidavit.
He allegedly despatched the teenager pornographic pictures and requested the teenager to have interaction in sexual exercise and to ship him nude pictures, in response to TMZ.
Salt Lake Metropolis police arrested the actor when he allegedly used a ride-sharing service to choose up the kid, with the intention of taking him to his lodge room, the affidavit stated.
Westmoreland is thought for his recurring position as Henry “Ham” Mack within the Disney children present “Andi Mack.” The present is shot in a number of areas all through Utah.
He has additionally appeared in episodes of TV exhibits like “Scandal,” “Breaking Dangerous,” “Higher Name Saul” and “NCIS.”
In a press release to Fox Information on Saturday, a Disney spokesperson stated Westmoreland had been launched from his position.
“Given the character of the fees and our duty for the welfare of employed minors, we now have launched him from his recurring position and he won’t be returning to work on the sequence which wraps manufacturing on its third season subsequent week,” the assertion learn.