Drake Bell, the former star of Nick’s International Children’s Channel show “Drake and Josh,” has been charged with two crimes against Ohio children. In 2017, Bell was mentioned in court documents by his name Jared. He was accused of attempting to endanger children, a fourth-degree felony, and disseminating materials harmful to minors, which is the first misdemeanor.
Jared Drake Bell (born June 27, 1986), also known as Drake Bell, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. He was born in Newport Beach, California, and began his acting career at five in the early 1990s. He first appeared on TV for home renovation and appeared in various commercials when he was a child. Bell is best known for his starring roles in the Amanda Show on Nickelodeon International Children’s Channel and Drake and Josh. He also starred in the trilogy The Fairly OddParents movie on Nickelodeon. Bell is the voice of Peter Parker/Spiderman in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series on Disney XD.
According to court records, the alleged crime occurred on December 1, 2017. On Thursday, Bell pleaded not guilty and handed over a deposit of $2,500 Thursday. Court documents show that the judge ordered Bell not to contact the so-called victims and ordered Bell to deliver a DNA sample to the sheriff.
Tyler Sinclair, the public information officer of the Cuyahoga County Attorney’s Office, told CBS News that the alleged underage victim submitted a report to the local police department in October 2018. She claimed that the incident with Bell occurred in a nightclub in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2017; Canadian authorities later provided information to the Cleveland police.
The investigation revealed that the 15-year-old victim who had a relationship with Bell attended his concert in December 2017.” “There, Bell violated his duty of care. Doing so will put the victim at risk of harm.”
Ian Friedman, the lawyer representing Bell, said in a statement to CBS News that “all facts will be disclosed in court,” and they will not comment further at this time. Bell has not yet issued a public statement on the case. On Thursday, the day he was arraigned, he posted several posts on Instagram about his performance at the concert. On Friday’s Instagram story, he published the digital art that was fan-created.
In 2003, Bell played Drake Parker and his Amanda Show co-star Josh Parker in the Nickelodeon International Children’s Channel Drake and Josh series. His song “Found a Way” appeared as the title track, so it was included in the show’s soundtrack and was released on February 22, 2005. During this time, he appeared in Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 as himself. In the “Spring Fling” episode, she performed “Highway to Nowhere,” which also appeared in the original soundtrack of Drake & Josh. He also won the first of three consecutive victories for the Nick Children’s Channel Children’s Choice Award “Favorite TV Actor.” In 2005, Bell co-starred in Miranda Cosgrove and Dennis Quaid’s “Yours, Mines and Ours” with Drake and Josh.
On December 29, 2005, when Drake, then 19, and a friend of his drove from Malibu to Los Angeles and stopped at a red light on California Highway 1, the two were hit by an approaching vehicle. Although Bell’s passengers suffered only bruises, Bell’s injuries were not life-threatening. Still, they were severe, including fractures of the neck and vertebrae, jaw fractures, loss of seven teeth, and deep facial lacerations. As part of his recovery, Bell needed more than 70 facial sutures, had to close his chin for two months and underwent chin and mouth surgery.
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