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‘Game of Thrones’ actor arrested for sex offense involving a minor

Joseph Gatt was arrested in L.A. on charges of sexually explicit online conversations with a minor in another state.

Game of Thrones actor Joseph Gatt has been arrested in Los Angeles on a felony charge related to offenses against children.

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The Los Angeles Police Department announced in a press release that the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), part of the LAPD Juvenile Division, served a residential search warrant at the Los Angeles home of the 50-year-old actor, and arrested him in the early hours of April 6. The warrant, search, and subsequent arrest took place after police received information that Gatt had been engaging in sexually-explicit communications online with a minor in another state. He was arrested, however, for an outstanding felony warrant under California Penal Code 288.3(a) – Contact with a Minor for Sexual Offense.

The LAPD is now seeking to identify additional victims of Gatt’s. They say anyone with information can contact Detective Denos Amarantos at 562-624-4027, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247) during off-hours. Tips can also be made anonymously via the LA Regional Crime Stoppers phone number, at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477), or by submitting an anonymous tip on their website. You can also submit an anonymous tip via the downloadable “P3 Tips” mobile app.

TMZ reports Gatt was released the same day of his arrest on a $5,000 bail.

We Got This Covered reached out to the LAPD for comment, including inquiring about next steps in Gatt’s case including court dates or details about bail. An LAPD employee said over the phone that the department has no additional comment on the situation at the present time, beyond what was stated in the press release.


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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'