Entertainment TV Drake Bell Arrested on Attempted Child Endangerment Charges, Pleads Not Guilty The former child star is expected to appear in a pre-trial hearing on June 23 By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 4, 2021 02:55 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Drake Bell is facing criminal charges in Ohio. The former child actor, 34, has been charged with attempted endangering children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. The Cleveland Division of Police is listed as Bell's arresting agency, though the date of the arrest is not disclosed. Bell posted bond, which was set at $2,500, on Thursday. He appeared in Cuyahoga County court and pleaded not guilty. The Drake & Josh alum agreed to not have contact with his alleged victim upon being released. He will additionally be required to submit a DNA specimen. A rep for Bell declined to comment when reached by PEOPLE on Friday. The actor is expected to appear in a pre-trial hearing on June 23. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Cleveland Division of Police According to local NBC affiliate KXAN, the alleged incident occurred on Dec. 1, 2017, the same day the actor was scheduled to perform at a venue in Cleveland, according to a since-deleted tweet. Michael Tran/Getty The arrest comes almost a year after Bell's ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lingafelt, accused him of physical and verbal abuse. He denied the allegations in a statement to PEOPLE at the time. Bell is best known for playing Drake Parker on the popular Nickelodeon teen series Drake & Josh, which aired from 2004 to 2007.