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Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell given suspended prison sentence for incident involving 15-year-old girl

Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 9:51 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -Former Nickelodeon star Jared “Drake” Bell, 35, was sentenced Monday afternoon by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy McCormick to two years probation and 200 hours of community service for crimes involving a minor.

Bell was also given an 18 month suspended prison sentence.

In June, Bell pleaded guilty and was convicted of attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles for an incident involving a 15-year-old Canadian girl.

19 News carried the sentencing live at noon.

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Cleveland police said the crime happened in December 2017, while Bell was in town for a concert at the Odeon Concert Club.

Police said Bell and the victim developed a relationship years prior to the incident. And months before the concert, police said Bell sent the victim inappropriate messages on social media.

Bell is best known for starring in the show “Drake & Josh” that aired on Nick from 2004 to 2007.

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