Drake Bell pleads guilty to attempted child endangerment

Cleveland, Ohio – Drake Bell pled guilty to two charges against him in a court hearing held via Zoom on Wednesday, and is now awaiting sentencing.

Drake Bell pled guilty to two to charges on Wednesday as part of a plea deal.
Drake Bell pled guilty to two to charges on Wednesday as part of a plea deal.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Press

As part of a plea deal following his arrest, Drake Bell pled guilty to two charges at Wednesday's hearing.

The first charge was for attempted child endangerment, a fourth-degree felony, and the second was for disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, which is a first-degree misdemeanor.

The former Drake and Josh TV star was arrested on June 4, when he initially entered a plea of not guilty to both charges.

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At the hearing, which was livestreamed by News 5, the judge addressed Bell – born Jared Bell – to make sure he understood the weight of his offenses.

According to the Cuyahoga County judge, attempted child endangerment carries a punishment of anywhere from six to 18 months in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000.

The second charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles comes with up to six months in jail, and a possible fine of up to $1,000.

When asked if he understood the penalties that came with his two guilty pleas, Bell respectfully responded, "I do, Your Honor. Yes."

According to News 5, in October 2018, a 15-year-old victim filed a police report with local authorities in Canada regarding an incident with Bell that occurred at a nightclub in Cleveland, Ohio.

Investigators later determined that the minor had attended a concert of Bell's in December 2017, where Bell allegedly violated his care duties, thus putting her life at risk.

Bell will face sentencing for both charges on July 12.

Cover photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Press

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