Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland, who plays a grandfather on the popular role on the tween show Andi Mack, has been arrested in Utah for allegedly trying to have sex with a minor who was just 13 years old.
The 48 years old actor known for his role as Henry Ham on Andi Mack was arrested on Friday in Salt Lake City where he films the Sitcom in for enticing a minor through internet.
The court documents in 3rd District Court contains the allegations that Westmoreland was using a dating app to set up a sexual activities with the 13 years old person
Police alleged that he sent pornographic photos and his nudes to the minor, also asked the minor to engage in the acts with him.
Disney has responded as they have fired the actor with immediate effect, after learning of Westmoreland’s arrest, his role on the show had been terminated.
“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today”.
“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,”..
spokesperson from Disney Channel said.
Westmoreland has appeared on Scandal, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul,NCIS, and Gilmore Girls.
The Salt Lake City Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrested Westmoreland on Friday when he used a ride-sharing service to pick up the person he believed was 13 to his hotel room.
Stoney 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.