Jared Bell of ‘Drake and Josh’ had inappropriate chats with teen, is now charged with a number of crimes: Prosecutor
Based on the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Workplace, Bell, 34, is charged with tried endangering youngsters, a 4th diploma felony; and disseminating matter dangerous to juveniles, a 1st diploma misdemeanor.
FOX 8 Information has realized that Bell allegedly engaged in an inappropriate chat with the alleged sufferer that, at instances, was sexual in nature. The alleged incident occurred on December 1, 2017.
The prosecutor’s workplace says the sufferer, 15, filed a report together with her native police division in Canada in October 2018 concerning an incident involving Bell that occurred the earlier yr in Cleveland.
Officers say Canadian authorities contacted Cleveland police who performed an investigation into the allegations.
The investigation reportedly revealed that the sufferer had established a relationship with Bell a number of years prior. She then attended his Cleveland live performance in December 2017.
At that live performance “Bell violated his obligation of care and, in doing so, created a threat of hurt to the sufferer,” the prosecutor’s workplace stories. The investigation additionally revealed that months main as much as the live performance, Bell allegedly despatched the sufferer inappropriate social media messages.
Bell, who additionally goes by Drake Campana, tweeted in October of 2017 that he was scheduled to play Cleveland’s The Odeon Live performance Membership on Dec. 1, 2017. As of Friday afternoon, it seems that tweet has been deleted.
Court docket paperwork present Bell appeared in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Thursday, June 3. At the moment, he entered a not responsible plea, and was freed on a $2,500 private bond. Bell agreed to haven’t any contact with the alleged sufferer within the case.
A pretrial listening to is scheduled for June 23 by way of Zoom. FOX 8 Information has realized that Bell is predicted to enter a plea of no contest or responsible to the invoice of data.
Bell was requested to submit DNA, which is a regular apply in Ohio.
“Drake and Josh” aired from 2004 to 2007, with a number of spinoffs. Bell has continued to do voice work and launched a number of albums for which he has toured nationwide.
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