Lance Kerwin, “James at 16” Child Star, Guilty of Theft

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by in Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, LEGAL, THE BUZZ

Ugh. Lance Kerwin, former child star of popular 1970’s television series “James at 15,” and then  James at 16″ has been found guilty of second-degree theft and placed on five years probation in Kauai, Hawaii. Collective sigh.

The actor has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of community service and was given credit for time already served during sentencing last week.

Kerwin, who quit acting to become a pastor (ironic yes), was found guilty of faking documents to get state medical assistance and free food stamps – despite the face that he owns 3 homes.  To date he has repaid $21,822.

When sentenced to community service and placed on probation, Kerwin stated, “I’m sorry. The last thing I want to do is to make a statement to minimize what I have done.”

A look back at better years for Kerwin:

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