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Ex-Disney actor faces federal charge for trying to have sex with teen in Utah

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This undated photo provided by the Disney Channel on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 shows Stoney Westmoreland as Henry "Ham" Mack in Salt Lake City. In a statement Saturday, Disney announced that the 48-year-old Westmoreland had been dropped from the sitcom “Andi Mack,” on which he plays the grandfather of the teen-age title character. He was arrested for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13. (Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel via AP)

A former Disney channel actor has been charged in federal court after police say he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old boy in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A federal grand jury in Utah returned an indictment, which charged Stoney Westmoreland with one count of coercion and enticement.

The maximum penalty is life in prison with a 10-year mandatory sentence.

Police say the 48-year-old was using the dating app Grindr to contact a person he thought was a 13-year-old boy.

Charging documents say Westmoreland was arrested Dec. 13 after he took a car to meet the boy so they could go to his hotel room.

He had previously sent explicit photos and asked for nudes photos in return.

He was in Utah to film the Disney Channel show "Andi Mack."

Westmoreland's other acting credits include "Scandal" and "Breaking Bad."

Read Westmorland's court document here: