I don’t know about you, but I am pretty tired of hearing “mainstream” people talk about how sick and perverted the adult business is. Maybe it’s time these people started teending their own backyards instead of obsessively flinging blame while covering up their own wrongdoing?
Exhibit A: a story which by all rights should be the biggest news story of the day. An alleged pedophile who works with 13- and 14-year olds for Disney has been arrested in Utah — anti-porn, Mormon run Utah — for trying to solicit a 13-year old.
Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland, 48, faces four counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor and one count of enticing a minor by internet or text, all felonies, FOX 13 Salt Lake City reported.
Westmoreland, who plays the grandfather, Henry “Ham” Mack, on the show, Andi Mack, was arrested on Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the series films. Soon after, he was fired from the sitcom.
“Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series Andi Mack, was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said. “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.”
An affidavit filed in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court, and obtained by Utah TV station KSL, alleged that Westmoreland began communicating online with a person he believed was only 13 years old “on an Internet app used for dating and meeting people for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.”
While chatting with the teen, Utah police allege that Westmoreland sent pornographic photos to the minor, as well as asked the young teen to engage in sexual acts with him and send nude photos.
Westmoreland was in a ride-sharing service on his way to allegedly meet the minor, who investigators say he planned to bring to his hotel room, when the Salt Lake City Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrested him, according to the affidavit.