After a 2018 arrest, former Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been sentenced to serve two years in federal prison for sex crimes involving a minor.
Westmoreland was arrested in Salt Lake City after allegedly arranging to meet up with someone he thought was underage. He sent nude photos and invited a Grindr user to his hotel room, under the assumption that he was talking to a thirteen-year-old boy. In reality, he was talking to an undercover police officer.
Westmoreland was initially faced with serving ten years in prison and charged with six felonies. He entered a plea deal that allowed for a lower charge.
As a result, the actor was fired from his role on Disney Channel's "Andi Mack," where he played the grandfather to the teenage title character played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee.
In addition to "Andi Mack," Westmoreland has worked on "Scandal," "Better Call Saul," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Breaking Bad," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and many other shows.
Westmoreland has until July 19th to report to prison for his two-year sentence, which will be followed by ten years of supervised probation.
As part of his plea deal, his devices such as his computer will be searched at random and all electronic communications will have to be reported, including email and social media. Additionally, Westmoreland will be registered as a sex offender, and will have to cooperate with DNA collection.