Drake Bell of Drake and Josh charged attempted with child endangerment
Jared Drake Bell, now known as Drake Campana, who played Drake in the hit Nickelodeon TV show Drake and Josh is facing child endangerment charges in Ohio.
Bell, 34, is charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and attempted endangering children.
He allegedly engaged in an inappropriate chat with the victim that, at times, was sexual in nature.
His mugshot taken at the Cuyahoga County Jail is dated Thursday, June 3, 2021 just before 3 p.m.
Court documents show Bell appeared in Cuyahoga County court yesterday. At that time, he entered a not guilty plea and was freed on a $2,500 personal bond. Bell agreed to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case.
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Bell is scheduled to appear before a judge on June 26, 2021, for a pretrial hearing in the case.
The alleged incident happened on December 1, 2017.
This is not the former child actor’s first run-in with the law. In 2010, Bell was convicted for a 2009 driving under the influence incident in San Diego.
He was arrested on suspicion of another DUI in 2015 and yet again in 2016, and the Los Angeles Times reported he had spent four days in jail following his latest DUI conviction. He also received four years of probation.
In 2020, Bell’s ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt publicly accused him of verbally and physically abusing her when they dated back in 2006, The Los Angeles Times also reported.
He allegedly denied the allegations, but others on Twitter came forward to share their experiences with Bell, one user claiming that he had dated a 16-year-old girl when he was 20.
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