After news of his arrest for attempting to have sex with a minor broke earlier this month, Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland was quickly fired from his role on Andi Mack as the titular character’s grandfather, Ham Mack. Now, the actor is being charged with six felonies related to his efforts to have sex with a (fictitious) 13-year-old boy, whose Grindr profile was created by law enforcement in Salt Lake City, where Andi Mack is filmed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Westmoreland has been charged with “enticing a minor, attempted exploitation of a minor and four counts of dealing in material harmful to a minor by an adult.” The 48-year-old actor, who has also appeared in shows like Better Call Saul, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Scandal, reportedly admitted to sending nude photos to the person he believed to be a 13-year-old boy and requesting photos in return. When Westmoreland took a car from a ride share app on December 13 to allegedly meet up with the teen and bring him back to his hotel, he was arrested by police. The actor is currently out on bail.