Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted Child Endangerment Felony Charge

While Bell's attorney Ian Friedman told the news organization he could not comment on the case, he did say it will be revealed "why Mr. News has reached out to Bell's attorney, as well as to the court for comment but has yet to hear back. class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted Child Endangerment Felony ChargeDrake Bell pleaded guilty to one count of attempted endangering children, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a first-degree misdemeanor, on June 23.By Elyse Dupre Jun 23, 2021 7:35 PMTagsCelebritiesRobin L Marshall/Getty ImagesDrake Bell pleaded guilty to one count of attempted endangering children, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a first-degree misdemeanor, on June 23, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office in Ohio. Sinclair said Canadian authorities contacted the Cleveland Division of Police, who then conducted an investigation.photosBest (or Worst) Mug Shots EverSinclair said the investigation revealed the teen had established a relationship with Bell several years prior and attended his concert in December 2017. Bell—who starred on the Nickelodeon program Drake & Josh in the early 2000s and whose legal name is Jared "Drake" Bell—was arrested by the Cleveland Division of Police on June 3 and was charged with both counts. According to the Associated Press, sentencing can range from probation to two years in prison. He is expected to be sentenced in Cleveland on July 12. Bell chose to enter today's plea" at the 34-year-old actor's sentencing. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond and initially pleaded not guilty. E! News a 15-year-old girl filed a report with her local police department in Canada in October 2018 regarding an alleged incident between her and Bell at a Cleveland nightclub in 2017. In addition, Sinclair said the investigation revealed that Bell sent the teen "inappropriate social media messages" in the months leading up to the concert.Watch: Drake Bell Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Child EndangermentAccording to the Associated Press, the young woman, who is now an adult, will be allowed to give a victim impact statement at Bell's sentencing. Tyler Sinclair, public information officer of the Cuyahoga Prosecutor's Office, told E! There, Bell "violated his duty of care," Sinclair stated, and, as a result, created a risk of harm to her.