UPDATE: And one second after I hit publish on this post, I got the alert that Drake Bell has been found safe, and he’s talking to the cops. But still, no reason has been given as to why police thought he was in danger.
Drake Bell, Nickelodeon child star of the show Drake & Josh turned child predator mess, has gone missing in Daytona Beach, FL, and police have reason to believe he’s in danger. This morning, the Daytona Beach Police Department asked the public for help in finding 36-year-old Drake Bell (government name: Jared Drake Bell), who was last seen around a high school last night. Yes, a man who pleaded guilty to child endangerment after being accused of grooming and abusing a 15-year-old girl was seen at a high school last. So, Drake Bell may not be the only one in danger…
There was a time that if you had to predict which former Nickelodeon employee might end up on the wrong side of a child endangerment charge, Drake Bell might not have been your first guess. But then that all changed when Drake Bell was arrested and charged with a fourth-degree felony charge of attempting to endanger children and a first-degree misdemeanor charge of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. He pleaded guilty to both of those charges and could have been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay around $6000 in fines. Drake Bell got lucky because he won’t be seeing the inside of a cell.
Last month, Nickelodeon kid star turned Subway-Jared-in-training, Drake Bell, took a plea deal in his child endangerment case and pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree felony charge of attempting to endanger children and a first-degree misdemeanor charge of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. Drake will be sentenced on July 12 and could be hit with up to two years in the clink. But since he’s famous-iiiiissssssh, he’ll probably get a slight slap on the wrist as the judge says, “My kids loved you in Drake & Josh!” Drake isn’t taking any chances, though, and so he’s confirmed that somebody actually made the decision to marry him and make a baby with him. So forget all about Drake Bell being a child-creeping predator! Look at the bright, shiny BABEH!
Earlier this month, the number of famous music industry Drakes that underage girls should be warned about doubled when news broke that Drake Bell had been arrested in Ohio for allegedly endangering a child and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. It sounds like we can stop using the word “allegedly,” because Drake just pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
No, that isn’t a post-show picture of John Mulaney taken in the world’s most poorly-lit comedy club hallway. It’s 34-year-old Drake Bell, former Nickelodeon star, aspiring Spanish-language singer, and according to multiple reports, current threat to children. Drake was arrested in Ohio and charged with disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and attempted endangering children.
Drake Bell, known for Drake & Josh, Amanda Show, All That, and Splash (the celebrity diving show, not the Daryl Hannah movie), has changed his name to Drake Campana, added a little Mexican flag to his Twitter handle, and is making a stab at becoming a Spanish-language singer. OK, sure! Now, what does Campana mean? Bell. Another: OK, sure! Drake, born: Jared Drake Bell, has English, Scottish, and Swedish DNA. He’s from Orange County, CA and his parents’ last names are Dodson and Bell. You can’t get much whiter than that! But last year he fled the country and moved to Mexico.