Disney Channel star, 48, charged with six felonies after ‘trying to have sex with a 13-year-old boy he met on a gay hookup app’
- Stoney Westmoreland has been charged with sex felony counts after allegedly trying to lure a teen for sex
- The Disney Channel actor was planning to meet who he believed to be 13-year-old boy on a gay hook-up app, it is claimed
- He requested naked photos from the teen and in return sent pornographic images
- Westmoreland later attempted to meet for sex and used a ride-sharing app
- That’s when he was taken into custody by police and child exploitation services
- The actor played the grandfather of a teen girl in the Disney series Andi Mack
- Disney cable network announced earlier this month that Westmoreland has been fired
Stoney Westmoreland, who stars as the grandfather in the popular Disney Channel series Andi Mack, has been arrested for allegedly trying to lure a 13-year-old in for sex
A 48-year-old actor who portrayed the grandfather of a middle school girl in a popular Disney Channel series has been charged with six felony counts for allegedly attempting to lure a minor for sex.
Stoney Westmoreland, who stars in Andi Mack, began communicating with the 13-year-old he matched with on an app commonly used for arranging hookups, according to a police affidavit.
The affidavit states that the middle-aged man requested naked photos from the teen.
He also sent the victim pornographic images in return, it is alleged.
Now he is facing charges including attempted exploitation of a minor and enticing a minor.
Westmoreland later attempted to meet the victim for sex by using a ride-sharing app to order the victim a car, it is claimed.
That’s when he was taken into custody by the Salt Lake City Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force.
He has been charged with four counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor and one count of enticing a minor by internet or text.
Further investigation is currently underway.
Westmoreland is seen starring in the American comedy series next to main character, Andi Mack, played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee
The series follows 13-year-old Andi Mack and her friends around their middle school
Westmoreland has also starred in the TV series Scandal, NCIS: Los Angeles, Weeds and Gilmore Girls, to name a few.
The American comedy series, Andi Mack, first aired on the Disney Channel in April 2017 and is currently still running.
The series, which has positive viewer ratings on IMDb and Google, takes viewers into the everyday life and drama of 13-year-old Mack, played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee.
Disney cable network announced late Friday that Westmoreland has been fired.
‘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 representative said.
Andi Mack cast photo is seen. Westmoreland, pictured far right, was arrested Thursday
Disney Channel’s Andi Mack stars Westmoreland as Henry ‘Ham’ Mack. Westmoreland attempted to meet a teen victim for sex and used a ride-sharing app before his arrest