The Disney Channel has fired actor Stoney Westmoreland following his sex scandal after he was arrested for arranging a sex date with a 13-years-old boy online.
In a statement Saturday, Disney announced that the 48-year-old Westmoreland had been dropped from the sitcom "Andi Mack," on which he plays the grandfather of the teenage title character. The show films in Utah.
Westmoreland used an app that lets people meet others for dating and having sex to chat with a person he believed to be 13, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the Salt Lake County Court.
The affidavit said Westmoreland used the app to ask the person he thought was a minor to meet up for sex. He also asked the person for nude photos and sent pornographic photos, including pictures of "males engaging in anal sex," the affidavit said.
he was arrested Friday and charged with enticing a minor and sending inappropriate materials, including nude images.
a Disney official said about Westmoreland’s arrest and firing:
“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.”