AceShowbiz -Disney Channel star Stoney Westmoreland has been sacked after he was arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a minor.
The actor, 48, played grandfather Henry “Ham” Mack on the popular teen show “Andi Mack“, contacted the person he believed was just 13 years old through an app “used for dating and meeting people for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity,” according to news station KSL.
He was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah – the same city he filmed the Disney Channel show.
While chatting with the teen, police allege that Westmoreland sent pornographic photos to the minor, and asked the girl to engage in sexual acts with him and send nude photos.
According to an affidavit obtained by KSL, Westmoreland was in a ride-sharing service on his way to allegedly meet the minor, who investigators say he planned to bring to his hotel room, when officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrested him.
The actor was charged with four counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor and one count of enticing a minor by Internet or text, both of which are third-degree felonies.
Shortly after his arrest, Westmoreland was fired from the show.
“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 spokesperson from the Disney Channel said in a statement.
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