Former Disney actress Stoney Westmoreland pleads guilty to child sexual abuse, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Actor Stoney Westmoreland, best known for his work on Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack,” was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to child sexual abuse charges in 2018.
Ex-Disney star Stoney Westmoreland to serve 2 years in prison for sex violations
After his time in prison, the 52-year-old will be dependent upon 10 years of managed discharge and is expected to enroll as a sex guilty party.
The previous Disney Channel star was first secured in Salt Lake City, Utah, in December 2018, as per Deadline.
He was accused in association of attempting to draw a minor into sex.
While legislators at first believed Westmoreland should carry out a 10-year punishment, he entered a request bargain rather that permitted him a lower charge.
His lesser prosecution expressed that he utilized highway functions to communicate data about a minor.
The “Outrage” entertainer’s request bargain likewise demonstrates that he should help out arbitrary inquiries on his electronic gadgets as well as report his email and virtual entertainment accounts.
Westmoreland is banished from contact with individuals who are younger than 18 and without grown-up oversight.
The power source noticed that back in 2018, he was using the Grindr dating application when he tracked down a profile of a probably 13-year-old kid.
Westmoreland, 52, confessed to utilization of highway offices to communicate data about a minor and should give up to jail no later than July 18, NBC News revealed, refering to court records.
The entertainer was additionally condemned to 10 years of regulated discharge in the wake of finishing his jail time, Deadline announced.
He should likewise enroll as a sex guilty party for quite some time following his delivery, Assistant U.S. Lawyer Andrew Choate told NBC News.
Westmoreland was accused at first of one count of supposed pressure and temptation to take part in sexual movement with a minor, which conveyed a greatest 10-year sentence, however he was permitted to concede to the lesser allegation, guard lawyer Wendy Lewis affirmed to the organization.
Westmoreland, who played granddad Henry “Ham” Mack to the title character on “Andi Mack,” was terminated from the Disney show in the midst of claims of attempting to orchestrate online to have intercourse with a 13-year-old, Deadline detailed.
Examiners claimed that Westmoreland imparted in 2018 with a secret policing professing to be a youngster on the dating application Grindr, NBC News revealed.
As per the organization, Westmoreland guaranteed that the web-based association added up to pretending that went excessively far.