Actor Joseph Gatt, who played Thenn Warg on HBO The iron Throne and is set to star in DC Entertainment next black adamwas arrested in Los Angeles last week for allegedly having “sexually explicit communication online” with a minor.
Gatt was reportedly arrested on April 6 after the Los Angeles Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Task Force began investigating him after receiving a tip that he “had been engaged in sexually explicit communication in line with a minor across state lines,” according to People.
“[Gatt] also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest following a similar incident involving an underage victim, police told Fox News Digital. He was arrested for contact with a minor for a sexual offense,” the outlet noted. “Police are now ‘looking to identify additional victims’ following Gatt’s arrest.”
Gatt also appeared in NCIS: New Orleans and had minor roles in Ray Donovan and real detective. He was released from Los Angeles County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Gatt denied the allegations against him in an Instagram statement on Wednesday.
“I obviously want to respond to the absolutely horrific and completely false allegations recently made against me. They are 100% categorically wrong and reckless,” he said. “I have confirmed errors and misleading information in today’s press release.”
“I am cooperating fully with the police and the LAPD to get to the bottom of this. I can’t wait to clear my reputation,” he added. “Thank you to all my friends and supporters who know this is wrong and understand that for legal reasons I cannot comment further on social media.”
The LAPD asked the public in its statement to report “any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor or knowledge of child sexual abuse material on the Internet.”