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Former child star, Drake Bell, has been charged with crimes against a child.
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Drake Bell has been charged with crimes against a child.
Breaking news, Drake Bell has been charged with crimes against a child.
We first met Drake as, well, Drake, on the set of Drake & Josh.
He had a huge career.
Alongside his co-star, Josh Peck, Drake appeared in every episode across the show's 4 seasons, and each and every one was a roaring success.
But, just like his on-screen character...
Drake is also a musician and managed to release his first 2 albums, Telegraph and It's Only Time while filming the show.
His third album, Ready Set Go! arrived in 2014...
And, in February last year, he released The Lost Album, which included songs from a missing hard drive that were originally supposed to be a follow-up to his 2006 album.
He accumulated a modest fanbase over the years...
And, as it stands, has a following of 4.3 million on Instagram.
But, evidently, his fan base is stronger in some places than it is in others...
And it recently emerged that Drake had actually relocated to Mexico.
But then things got kinda weird.
Safe to say, fans don't know what to think after hearing the whole story.
The star changed his Twitter and Instagram handles to "Drake Campana"...
Making people come to the conclusion that he had legally changed his surname.
He also posted videos where he spoke in fluent Spanish...
The musician tweeted this...
mis redes sociales ahora solo estarán en español, no más inglés— Drake Campana 🇲🇽 (@Drake Campana 🇲🇽)1574003409.0
Of course, people have been very confused by the whole thing.
drake bell did WHAT— sarah lugor! (@sarah lugor!)1605826769.0
Drake Bell changing his name to Drake Campana and only making music in Spanish and tweeting only in Spanish is mayb… https://t.co/pTVT45h8pG— Nikki Nasty (@Nikki Nasty)1605821378.0
guys can we talk about drake bell for a sec .... what’s going on https://t.co/6NzXvqup0A— bex (@bex)1605823698.0
This drake bell stuff I- give me a minute https://t.co/Pa7xyhZO6x— cheech⁷ 🐑 (@cheech⁷ 🐑)1605824462.0
I am now having a crisis over the fact that Drake Bell is now Drake Cñampana and sounds like Juanes— sleepy mick AMSR (@sleepy mick AMSR)1605821359.0
wow i honestly didn't have drake bell deciding to become latino on my 2020 bingo— Roseanne A. Brown is on Hiatus!!!! ✨ (@Roseanne A. Brown is on Hiatus!!!! ✨)1605838648.0
Well, it looks like the name change is solely for appearances on social media.
The latest news however is very dark.
After it emerged that Drake had been charged with crimes against a child.
He was charged in Cleveland, Ohio.
JUST IN: Drake Bell of 'Drake & Josh' has been arrested for having inappropriate chats with a teen‼️😳— RapTV (@raptvcom) June 4, 2021
He's pleaded not guilty to the charges that stem from 2017. pic.twitter.com/rgZh69RQjv
With attempted child endangerment and disseminating material harmful to children.
He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Drake Bell Charged with Attempted Endangering Children, Pleads Not Guilty https://t.co/LBDAzE94X2— TMZ (@TMZ) June 4, 2021
And was released after posting a $2,500 bond and agreeing to not have contact with the alleged victim.
Prosecutors said that Mr. Bell engaged in a conversation with a 15-year-old girl that was at times sexual in nature.
Drake Bell’s real name is JARED and he has been arrested in Cleveland pic.twitter.com/wDQGOdkoDb— Justin Graci (@JustinHMGraci) June 4, 2021
An investigation by the Cleveland Police Department also revealed that Mr. Bell had sent the girl inappropriate social media messages in the months before the show, the prosecutors said.
The felony child endangerment charge carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
The second charge is punishable by up to 180 days in jail...