Drake and Josh Star Arrested and Charged with Attempted Endangerment of a Child! Drake Bell, who portrayed one of the title characters on the popular Nickelodeon series, has pleaded not guilty to all allegations, including endangering children and distributing adult content.
The first to report this news was Cleveland’s Fox TV subsidiary WJW, who revealed that the allegations actually stemmed from a 2017 incident!
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At that time, the actor is said to have chatted with a minor and their exchange is alleged to have been of a “sexual nature” at times.
The alleged victim was then 15 years old and filed a complaint with the police in Canada in October 2018.
According to this, however, the incident occurred a year earlier in Cleveland.
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It appears that the Canadian authorities contacted the local Cleveland police a few years later and they began investigating the allegations against Drake Bell.
The investigation found, according to WJW, that the minor had started some kind of relationship with the actor a few years before attending a concert by him in Cleveland in December 2017.
The public prosecutor reported that at the concert “Bell violated his duty of care and thus created a danger for the victim.”
In addition, the same investigation found that Drake had sent the minor inappropriate messages on social media for months prior to the concert.
Bell was arrested and released on $ 2,500 personal bail and agreed to cut off all contact with the alleged victim.
The actor’s attorney said on HollywoodLife that “All the facts will be revealed in the courtroom. There are currently no additional comments. ‘
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 23rd.
As mentioned earlier, Drake Bell is best known for his role in Drake and Josh. On the Nickelodeon show, he played Josh Peck, who played his stepbrother.