Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired from "Andi Mack" after arrest


Salt Lake City — Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13.

In a statement Saturday, Disney announced that the 48-year-old Westmoreland had been dropped from the sitcom "Andi Mack," on which he plays the grandfather of the teen-age title character. The show films in Utah.

Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking said Westmoreland was on his way to what he believed would be a sexual encounter when he was arrested Friday and charged with enticing a minor and sending inappropriate materials, including nude images.

Stoney Westmoreland Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel via AP

Westmoreland was arrested at a Salt Lake City hotel, CBS affiliate KUTV reports. He was booked in the Salt Lake County Jail on Friday and held on a bond of $30,000.

A message left with Westmoreland's agent, Mitchell Stubbs, was not immediately returned. Westmoreland's other acting credits include "Scandal" and "Breaking Bad."

First published on December 15, 2018

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