Adult film actor Ron Jeremy was charged with 20 new counts of sexual assault involving 13 girls, such as a 15-year-old woman, at Los Angeles on Monday.
The new fees length a 16-year interval with victims ranging in age from 15 to 54. The latest incident happened on Jan. 1 of this year, even when Jeremy allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman out a business in Hollywood. Six additional alleged sexual assaults happened inside a West Hollywood bar prosecutors say he frequented, and yet another in the bar’s parking lot.
The new charges brought by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office against the pornographic movie star bring the entire number of alleged victims to 17.
Allegations from the porn star, including the assault of a 15-year-old woman in 2004, could bring about a sentence of 250 years to life if convicted. If convicted, Jeremy faces a maximum sentence of more than 250 years to life in prison. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Prosecutors on Monday declared 20 more charges against Jeremy, alleging he has sexually assaulted 13 girls since 2004.
The girls allegedly assaulted by Jeremy vary in age from 15 to 54.
The fees comprise includes six counts of sexual battery by restraint, five counts of forcible rape, three counts of forcible oral copulation, two count of forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count all sodomy, assault with intent to commit rape, penetration with a foreign object within an unconscious or sleeping victim and lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl.
Prosecutors said Jeremy sexually attacked the 15-year-old woman at a celebration in 2004. They also alleged that he assaulted a woman as recently as New Year’s Day this year.
Another court date is scheduled for October 28.
If convicted on all charges, Jeremy might be sentenced to up to 250 years .
According to online court documents, he’s in jail in Los Angeles and has been held on $6.6 million bond.
Jeremy, 67, is considered one of the icons of the adult entertainment market. He made his way to the Guinness Book of World Records for”Most Appearances in Adult Movies,” after having appeared in over 2,200 films.
He was the subject of the 2001 documentary”Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy.”
In 2015, he spoke to CNN about almost dying from an aortic dissection in 2013. While he came close to death, the actor said he has always subscribed to the idea that living a fantastic life and being a fantastic man is the best thing one can do on this Earth.
“I’ve always been religious,” Jeremy said in the moment.
Investigators claim that Jeremy used his celebrity status while cruising the Sunset Strip to take advantage of intoxicated women. The charges from Jeremy follow longtime allegations he has groped and sexually assaulted women. A 2017 Rolling Stone investigation published allegations by a dozen girls, along with another YouTube video creating a claim against Jeremy has racked up thousands and thousands of perspectives. At the moment, Jeremy denied all of the allegations and sided with victims, telling the magazine that the”actual predators have to be removed.” Jeremy’s lawyer told the Los Angeles Times in June the porn star has”never, in his life, had sexual intercourse with a female through force or duress.”