Actor and musician Drake Bell, best known for his starring role on the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh, was arrested this week after criminal charges were filed against him. The celebrity’s arrest occurred last Thursday, June 3, in Cleveland, Ohio, on the grounds of allegedly having disseminated material harmful to minors.
Through social networks, the news portal FOX 8 News released the following photograph of Bell in the context of his taking into custody.
According to reports, the crime of Drake Bell would have happened the first day of December 2017 —When he was in Cleveland for a concert — and allegedly derived from an online conversation with an underage person.
Specific details have not been released but FOX 8 News revealed this Friday that the charges against the 34-year-old actor are for the attempt to endanger children Y disseminate material harmful to minors. The same media emphasizes that that inappropriate chat in which Bell would have been a participant “was, at times, sexual in nature.”
After his arrest, the protagonist of Drake & Josh He pleaded not guilty in Cuyahoga County Court. He was released after paying a loan of $ 2,500 and legally committing not to have contact with the alleged victim, who formally filed the complaint against Bell on May 21. The accused will have a preliminary hearing next Wednesday, June 23 through the digital platform Zoom.
Variety recalls that, in 2015, Drake Bell was arrested by California authorities although that time it was due to the crime of driving at high speeds while under the influence of alcohol. He was found guilty and sentenced to four days in prison.
In august of last year, an ex-girlfriend of the singer accused him of having verbally and physically abused her in the time they lived together. Through a statement issued by his representative, Bell denied any guilt at the time.