Ex-child actor Drake Bell accused of kid endangerment

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CLEVELAND (AP) — One of many stars of the favored Nickelodeon youngsters’s present “Drake & Josh” faces prison prices concerning a woman he had met on-line and who attended his 2017 live performance in Ohio when she was 15.

Jared “Drake” Bell, 34, pleaded not responsible on Thursday in a Cleveland courtroom to a felony cost of tried endangering youngsters and a misdemeanor cost of disseminating matter dangerous to juveniles.

“All details might be revealed in a courtroom,” Bell’s lawyer Ian Friedman stated Friday, declining to remark additional.

Bell was charged by info, which generally signifies a plea settlement has been reached. He’s scheduled to seem earlier than a choose on June 23.

Tyler Sinclair, spokesperson for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, stated the woman filed a criticism with Canadian police in October 2018. Police there contacted Cleveland police, prompting an investigation.

The tried endangering youngsters cost pertains to the live performance, Sinclair stated, the place Bell “violated his responsibility of care” and created a danger of hurt to the sufferer. He did not elaborate additional.

Bell and the woman had “developed a relationship” on-line a number of years previous to the live performance, Sinclair stated. The disseminating dangerous materials cost considerations Bell having despatched the woman “inappropriate social media messages,” Sinclair stated.

Bell, additionally a singer, started appearing as a baby, however was catapulted to stardom as a teen with Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Present” and later “Drake & Josh,” which debuted on the channel in January 2004. The ultimate episode aired in September 2007. Bell and co-star Josh Beck additionally starred in two “Drake & Josh” films.

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