Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland sentenced to 2 years in federal jail for intercourse crime involving minor

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Former Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland was sentenced to 2 years in a federal jail for making an attempt to lure a minor into intercourse and utilizing interstate amenities to transmit details about a minor following a 2018 arrest in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah.

Westmoreland, 52, initially confronted 10 years behind bars on six separate felony counts, however he was allowed to plead right down to lesser expenses. He was arrested in December 2018 for allegedly attempting to rearrange to have intercourse with a 13-year-old boy.

Stoney Westmoreland will serve two years in federal prison for sex crimes with a minor. The former Disney star attended the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's

Stoney Westmoreland will serve two years in federal jail for intercourse crimes with a minor. The previous Disney star attended the premiere of Disney Footage and Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on the El Capitan Theatre on Might 10, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.
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The previous “Andi Mack” star additionally obtained 10 years of supervised launch and should register as a intercourse offender, in keeping with Deadline.

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His digital units can be topic to random searches and inspections, and he’s required to report all digital communication accounts, together with e mail and social media handles. 

EX DISNEY CHANNEL ACTOR STONEY WESTMORELAND CHARGED WITH SIX FELONY COUNTS FOR ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO LURE MINOR FOR SEX

He’s additionally restricted from contact with people who’re beneath the age of 18 and with out grownup supervision.

The actor was initially arrested on Dec. 13, 2018. He had been utilizing the Grindr courting app when he discovered a profile that gave the impression to be of an underage boy, however was really being operated by detectives in Salt Lake Metropolis the place his Disney present was being filmed. 

Westmoreland took a automobile from a ride-sharing app to fulfill the boy, so they might return to his lodge room, authorities stated on the time.

He had beforehand despatched over express photographs and requested for nude photographs in return, authorities stated.

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Westmoreland acknowledged to police that he had despatched nude photographs, and knew the particular person he was talking with stated he was 13 years previous, charging paperwork state.

An legal professional for Westmoreland tells Each day Submit Digital her consumer believed he was really chatting with an grownup.

“Mr. Westmoreland maintains that he believed the person he was speaking with was likely an adult engaging in role play,” Westmoreland’s legal professional Wendy Lewis stated. “Had there been an actual minor there when he arrived, he would have left.”

Lewis went on to say Westmoreland was evaluated by Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins institute for the examine, prevention and therapy of sexual trauma, who testified that Westmoreland confirmed no sexual curiosity in kids.

Lewis continued, “Due to the possibility of a minimum 10-year sentence and conservative Utah juries, Mr. Westmoreland agreed to plead to the lesser offense of transmitting information about a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.”

SCANDAL - Stoney Westmoreland and Tony Goldwyn in

SCANDAL – Stoney Westmoreland and Tony Goldwyn in “Say Hello to My Little Friend.”
(Photograph by Randy Holmes/Disney Common Leisure Content material by way of Getty Pictures)

Shortly after his arrest, Westmoreland was dropped from his function because the grandfather of the teenage title character on the Disney present.

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A Disney Channel spokesperson advised Each day Submit on the time of Westmoreland’s arrest: “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.”

Westmoreland’s different performing credit embody “Scandal” and “Breaking Bad.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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