Ex-Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland charged with 6 counts in underage sex case

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Former Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been charged with six felony counts after authorities said he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old boy.

Prosecutors said the 48-year-old Westmoreland was on the dating app Grindr when he found a profile operated by a police detective in Salt Lake City, near the location of the show "Andi Mack." A message left with Westmoreland's agent, Mitchell Stubbs, was not immediately returned.

Charging documents said Westmoreland was arrested December 13 after he took a car to meet the boy so they could go back to his hotel room.

Stoney Westmoreland Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel via AP

Charges filed Friday include attempted exploitation of a minor and enticing a minor.

Westmoreland has been dropped from his role as the grandfather of the teenage title character in the Disney show. His other acting credits include "Scandal" and "Breaking Bad."

First published on December 24, 2018

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