‘Game of Thrones’ actor Joseph Gatt arrested for alleged sexual communication with minor – USA TODAY


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Joseph Gatt, who appeared on a few episodes of "Game of Thrones," was arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual communication with a minor online, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Gatt, who played Thenn Warg on the HBO drama, was arrested on April 6 early in the morning by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, according to an LAPD press release posted Tuesday to their website.

Gatt was served a residential search warrant after the ICAC Task Force received a tip that the actor was allegedly engaging in “online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines,” the release states. 

The actor was then arrested at his Los Angeles home by detectives for an outstanding felony warrant for contact with a minor for sexual offense. According to TMZ, Gatt was released the same day on $5,000 bail. 

USA TODAY has reached out to Gatt’s representatives for comment.

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Gatt’s case remains an ongoing investigation by the ICAC Task Force, as the LAPD division continues “seeking to identify any additional victims.”

Following his April 6 arrest, Gatt took to Instagram Wednesday to address the “absolutely horrifying and completely untrue allegations recently leveled against (him),” calling them “100% categorically wrong and reckless.”

“I have confirmed errors and misleading information in today's press release,” Gatt wrote. “I am fully cooperating with police and LAPD to get to the bottom of this. I look forward to clearing my good name.”

He added: “Thank you to all of my friends and supporters who know that this is untrue and understand for legal reasons I cannot comment further on social media.”

Outside of “Game of Thrones,” Gatt has appeared in shows such as “Chuck,” “Teen Wolf” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” as well as films like “Thor” and the 2019 live-action adaptation of “Dumbo.”

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