Former Child Actor Lance Kerwin Placed On Five Year Probation

July 28th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
lanceLihue, Hawaii, July 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former child star Lance Kerwin has been pleaded guilty to a second-degree theft charge due to which he has been sentenced to five years in probation. The 49-year-old actor was placed on probation for a period of five years on Thursday and has also been ordered to perform 300 hours of community service for the theft charge that has been found guilty of. Lance Kerwin is best known for edging the title role in the 1977 made-for-television movie “James at 15.”

The former actor who has refrained from acting since the mid 1990’s, was found responsible for producing false documents in a bid to attain the medical assistance as well as food stamps from the state. While revealing details of the case, defense attorney Craig De Costa revealed that Lance Kerwin filed an application for the benefits despite the fact that he was the owner of as many as three properties in the mainland. The 49-year-old former actor who supposedly quit acting to become a pastor, has stated that he has already paid the amount of $21,822 in restitution.

Prior to his sentencing, Lance Kerwin apologized for his actions but added that he really did not want to minimize his deeds by making a statement in this regard. The former actor, who is a pastor at the Calvary Chapel in Kapaa also noted that his actions has had an impact on the community, the other church members as well as his children. However, the former child actor also expressed hope that his sentencing would effect his life in a positive manner.

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