Joseph Gatt, the actor who plays Thenn warg in Game of Thrones, was arrested for allegedly engaging in sexually explicit online chats in another state with a minor.
Los Angeles police arrested Joseph Gatt for allegedly engaging in sexually explicit online chats with a minor.
According to TMZ, the search warrant was served on the 50-year-old Game of Thrones actor at his Californian residence on April 6.
According to the LAPD sources, Thenn Warg was arrested for a warrant outstanding. “contact with a minor for a sexual offence.”
After the arrest, LAPD’s Juvenile Division’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC Task Force) is looking for additional victims.
Statement by LA Police on April 12, 2012. : “Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, are seeking to identify any additional victims after the arrest of 50-year-old Joseph Gatt, a Los Angeles resident.
“On April 6, 2022, around 4:45 a.m., detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, served a residential search warrant at the home of Joseph Gatt in the area of 3rd Street and La Jolla, after they received information that Gatt had been engaged in online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines.
“He was subsequently arrested by detectives for an outstanding felony warrant for California Penal Code 288.3(a) – Contact with a Minor for Sexual Offense.
“This case is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Anyone with information is invited to contact Detective Denos Amaranteos.”
Gatt was released on a $5,000 bail on the same day of his arrest as investigations continue.
When starring as Thenn Warg in the HBO fantasy series that was inspired by George R.R. Martin’s books, Gatt played a member of the Free Folk who were known for cannibalism and self-sacrifice.
Gatt appeared in three episodes of the series during 2014.
The actor, who was diagnosed with alopecia universalis at the age of 12, has also appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness, Thor and Disney’s live remake of Dumbo.
The Mirror has contacted Los Angeles Police Department for comment.
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