With New Charges, Ron Jeremy Could Get 330 Years

Prosecutors have added 7 more charges
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2020 8:23 AM CDT
With New Charges, Ron Jeremy Could Get 330 Years
In this June 26, 2020 photo, adult film star Ron Jeremy appears for his arraignment on rape and sexual assault charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.   (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ron Jeremy's lawyer accused prosecutors of "piling on" Wednesday after seven more sexual assault charges were filed against the adult film star, including three counts of rape. Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says the 67-year-old actor, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, could face a maximum sentence of 330 years to life in state prison if convicted on the 35 counts, involving 26 accusers, he now faces, NBC reports. The DA's office says Jeremy has entered not guilty pleas for the latest charges, per the AP. Jeremy was arrested in June on eight charges, including three counts of rape, and has been in jail since after failing to post $6.6 million bail.

Prosecutors added another 20 charges in August after more accusers came forward. The latest charges involve alleged incidents from 1996 to 2013. Another 14 cases were denied by the district attorney's office because they were outside the statute of limitations; the 1996 case was allowed because it involved a minor, Deadline reports. The charges are "more of the same, and why they are piling on at this juncture is strange," complained Stuart Goldfarb, Jeremy's attorney. He said he expects the case to go trial instead of being settled with a plea deal. (More Ron Jeremy stories.)

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