UPDATE: Stoney Westmoreland, charged with trying to lure a minor into intercourse, has been sentenced to 2 years in federal jail and ten years of supervised launch. Westmoreland copped a plea take care of prosecutors after the actor initially confronted a ten 12 months sentence,. But he was allowed to plead all the way down to a lesser cost of  utilizing interstate amenities to transmit details about a minor.

EARLIER: Stoney Westmoreland, who performed the grandfather on Disney Channel sitcom Andi Mack till he was fired amid allegations of making an attempt to rearrange on-line to have intercourse with a 13-year-old, has been charged with six felony counts involving the case.

Today’s counts embrace tried exploitation of a minor and attractive a minor.

Salt Lake City prosecutors mentioned Westmoreland, 48, discovered a Grindr profile operated by a police detective close to the place the Disney Channel sitcom is filmed. According to court docket paperwork, on December 13 the actor took a ridesharing service to satisfy the boy to take him again to his resort room. He was arrested that day, and Disney reduce ties with him hours later.

An affidavit filed this month in third District Court in Salt Lake City indicated that Westmoreland started speaking on-line with a consumer he believed was underage “on an Internet app used for relationship and assembly folks for the aim of partaking in sexual exercise.”

The age of the alleged sufferer is identical because the central characters on Andi Mack and the younger actors who play them. The comedy, created by Terri Minsky, follows 13-year-old Andi Mack and her finest associates, Cyrus Goodman and Buffy Driscoll, as they attend center college.

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