Ron Jeremy will face an additional 20 charges related to sexual misconduct, against 13 more women — including five counts of forcible rape — the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced in a news release Monday morning.
The new charges against Jeremy also include “lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl,” and “penetration by a foreign object on an unconscious or sleeping victim,” according to the D.A.’s office.
Jeremy’s lawyer Stuart Goldfarb was in court Monday to set a date for his client’s preliminary hearing on what were to be the original eight counts against the porn icon. The date for Jeremy’s preliminary hearing was set for October 29, Goldfarb confirmed.
In the previous complaint against Jeremy, the most recent allegation dated from July 15, 2019. Jeremy entered pleas of “not guilty” to the initial eight counts at an arraignment on June 26.
But the new charges include an incident that allegedly took place on New Year’s Day of this year, when according to the news release, Jeremy is accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman outside “a business in Hollywood.”
The newly amended criminal complaint, provided to AVN by the D.A.’s office, describes that alleged assault as “the crime of sodomy by use of force,” and says that Jeremy used “violence, duress, menace and fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury to said victim and to another,” to accomplish the act against the victim’s will.
The earliest charge in the newly amended complaint is dated June 30, 2004, when Jeremy allegedly “did willfully, unlawfully, and lewdly commit a lewd and lascivious act upon and with the body and certain parts and members” of a 15-year-old girl. Jeremy would have been 51 years old at the time of the incident.
An allegation of “sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person” is said in the complaint to have taken place on either February 21st or 22nd of 2014.
While the 15-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted by Jeremy is 2004 is the youngest victim listed in the new charges, the oldest is age 54. The charges also include six counts of sexual battery while the victims were being restrained by Jeremy.
If he is convicted on all 28 counts, the now 67-year-old Jeremy faces an effective life sentence totaling 250 years behind bars.