Former Nickelodeon star Jared Drake Bell, known for his role in The Children’s Network’s “Drake and Josh”, has been arrested and charged with crimes against children.
Bell, 34, was arrested in Cleveland and charged with attempting to endanger children and spreading information harmful to minors, online tapes seen by Fox News confirm.
Fox 8 in Cleveland has learned that Bell allegedly had an inappropriate conversation with a victim who “was sometimes sexual in nature.”
‘NICKELODEON’ STAR’S EX-GIRLFRIEND DRAKE BELL ACCUSES OF ABUSE, ACTOR REFUSES
According to the local outlet, Bell has pleaded not guilty.
It’s unclear when the child star was arrested, but a photo obtained by Fox News shows Bell was taken to Cuyahoga County Jail and released on $ 2,500 bail Thursday. Fox 8 reports that he agreed to have no contact with the alleged victim upon his release.
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A pre-trial conference has been set in the Bell case for June 23 at 12 p.m.
Bell is also known as Drake Campana. “Drake and Josh” ran from 2004 to 2007 and saw him with his brother on screen Josh peck as teenagers trying to survive high school and learning to get along.
Since the end of “Drake & Josh” in 2007, Bell has done voice acting and starred in various short films. He also voiced Timmy Turner in three Nickelodeon cartoon TV movies “Fairly Odd Parents”. As recently as last week, Bell promoted live video chats on Cameo with him through his official Twitter account.
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Last August, Bell spoke out after his ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt accused him of verbal and physical abuse. Lingafelt, singer and actress, posted a long video on TIC Tac under his stage name Jimi Ono, detailing the alleged assault during their relationship from August 2006 to February 2009. Bell said he “had never abused my ex-girlfriend or done so many others. things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video “.
The “Drake & Josh” alum continued, “As our relationship ended – over ten years ago – unfortunately we both called each other terrible names, as so often happens when couples go their separate ways. . But that’s all. “
In 2015, he was arrested for drunk driving in California.
A Bell representative did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
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