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‘NCIS' and ‘GOT' Actor Accused of Online Sexually Explicit Communication With Minor

Gatt's acting credits include "NCIS: New Orleans,'' "Game of Thrones," "Thor" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," according to IMDb

Los Angeles police were asking for the public's help Wednesday in search of people who may have been victimized by an actor arrested on suspicion of engaging in "online sexually explicit communication with a minor.''

Joseph Gatt, 50, of Los Angeles, was arrested at his home April 6 by detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Gatt's acting credits include "NCIS: New Orleans,'' "Game of Thrones," "Thor" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," according to IMDb, which listed his age as 47.

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Actor Joseph Gatt, 50, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in in online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines.

Detectives served a search warrant at Gatt's home in the area of 3rd Street and La Jolla "after they received information that Gatt had been engaged in online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines,'' according to an LAPD statement.

Gatt was arrested on a felony warrant for "contact with a minor for sexual offense,'' police said. Details of his alleged crime were not released.

The Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force includes more than 100 federal and local affiliate agencies that detect and investigate child predators that use the Internet as a means to contact children or deal in child sexual abuse material.

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Anyone who may have been victimized by Gatt was urged to call Detective Denos Amarantos at 562-624-4027. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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