Adult film star Ron Jeremy indicted on 33 counts of rape, sexual assault
Adult film star Ron Jeremy was indicted on more than 30 rape and sexual assault counts involving 21 people dating back more than two decades, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Wednesday.
State of play: The counts appear to be identical to charges filed against Jeremy last year. Facing over 300 years in prison if convicted, Jeremy pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, as he has in nearly every court appearance since his first arrest last June.
The 68-year-old faces “12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape,” according to the indictment returned on Aug. 19 and unsealed Wednesday.
- The age range of the alleged victims is between 15 and 51 years old, per the indictment.
- Jeremy has been held in jail on $6.6 million bail since his 2020 arrest.
What they're saying: "Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation," District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.
- "We must ensure that survivors have all options available to help with recovery, including trauma-informed services for healing and support to report such crimes," he continued.
What to watch: Jeremy is slated to appear in court on Oct. 12 for a pretrial conference.