Drake & Josh star Drake Bell has been sentenced to two years probation for child endangerment.
Bell pleaded guilty to attempted endangering of children, a fourth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
He was also given 200 hours of community service and is prohibited from contacting the victim.
“I chose to write this statement because I want justice to be served more than anything,” Bell’s victim told the court over Zoom. “The only time that the defendant has appeared in court in person was on June 3 for his arraignment, which was before the media found out about the case. He has appeared in court today over Zoom instead of appearing in person. This doesn’t surprise me and shows what a coward he is, but I am not a coward.”
Bell sent her photos of his genitalia, she says.
“He was calculating. He preyed on me and sexually abused me,” she said, “He is a monster and a danger to children. Jared Drake Bell is a pedophile and that is his legacy.”