Stoney Westmoreland Sentenced for Sex Crime Involving a Minor

Stoney Westmoreland
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Former Disney Channel actor Stoney WestmorelandAfter being charged with trying entice minors for sex, he was sentenced to two-years in prison and 10 year of supervised release.

The Andi Mack52-year-old alum was arrested in December 2018 for allegedly trying meet up with a person he believed to have been 13 years old. He was initially charged with six felonies — one second degree felony count of enticing a minor by Internet or text, four three-degree felony counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor and one third degree felony count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor — but he struck a plea deal with prosecutors in early June.

Westmoreland pleaded guilty the lesser charge of using interstate facility to transmit information about a child. In addition to his sentence in prison and supervised release, Breaking BadActor agreed that he would cooperate with DNA collection, submit for random searches and inspections and report on all accounts he uses as communication or storage, including social media.

Westmoreland is prohibited from having contact under 18 years old without adult supervision.

The Star Trek: VoyagerOn August 31, actor was fired from the job he held. Andi MackIn late 2018, Westmoreland was arrested. Westmoreland had a recurring role on the sitcom as Andi’s grandfather Henry “Ham” Mack and was in the midst of filming season 3 when he was taken into custody. Westmoreland also appears on a number of television shows throughout his career. Gilmore Girls, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Better Call Saul Scandal.

“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,” Disney said in a statement at the time.

At the time, Salt Lake City prosecutors claimed that Westmoreland had interacted with a Grindr account belonging to a police officer, who reported that the actor then “began conversing with who he believed to be a 13-year-old male and asked if the male would come to his hotel room and engage in sexual activity.” In addition to sharing sexually explicit photos with the account, Westmoreland also allegedly took a ridesharing service in order to meet with what he believed to be a minor and bring them back to his hotel.

According to E! NewsTo begin his sentence, he must report to prison by July 19.

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