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Child stars who've faced legal troubles

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 17: It's a tragic Hollywood cliché: Adorable child star takes a wrong turn and ends up on a dark path to adulthood. Sometimes, they're able to leave the drama in their rear view. But sometimes, problems persist. Wonderwall.com is rounding up some of the child actors who've found themselves in trouble with the law over the years. Let's start with this actor... In July 2021 at 35, Drake Bell -- who appeared mostly on episodic television in the '90s before becoming a Nickelodeon star on "The Amanda Show" and "Drake & Josh" -- was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to felony attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The case involved claims that he'd had an inappropriate and at times sexual in nature online relationship with an underage girl who attended one of his concerts in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2017. "I accept this plea because my conduct was wrong," Drake said during his sentencing. "I'm sorry that the victim is harmed in any way — that was obviously not my intention. I have taken this matter very, very seriously, and again, I just want to apologize to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions." He's been in trouble with the law before: He was charged with DUI in 2010 related to a 2009 incident and again in 2015. Following his second arrest, he was sentenced to four days in jail and four years of probation and had to attend an alcohol education program.Keep reading to see more child stars who've faced legal troubles...

It's a tragic Hollywood cliché: Adorable child star takes a wrong turn and ends up on a dark path to adulthood. Sometimes, they're able to leave the drama in their rear view. But sometimes, problems persist. Wonderwall.com is rounding up some of the child actors who've found themselves in trouble with the law over the years. Let's start with this actor... In July 2021 at 35, Drake Bell -- who appeared mostly on episodic television in the '90s before becoming a Nickelodeon star on "The Amanda Show" and "Drake & Josh" -- was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to felony attempted child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The case involved claims that he'd had an inappropriate and at times sexual in nature online relationship with an underage girl who attended one of his concerts in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2017. "I accept this plea because my conduct was wrong," Drake said during his sentencing. "I'm sorry that the victim is harmed in any way — that was obviously not my intention. I have taken this matter very, very seriously, and again, I just want to apologize to her and anyone else who may have been affected by my actions." He's been in trouble with the law before: He was charged with DUI in 2010 related to a 2009 incident and again in 2015. Following his second arrest, he was sentenced to four days in jail and four years of probation and had to attend an alcohol education program.

Keep reading to see more child stars who've faced legal troubles...

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