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August 31, 2020: Adult Film Star Facing Additional Sexual Assault Counts Involving 13 More Women

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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A criminal complaint was amended today against Ron Jeremy charging him with 20 additional sexual assault counts involving 13 women that date back to 2004, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The complaint against Ron Jeremy Hyatt (dob 3/12/53) 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 each of sodomy, assault with intent to commit rape, penetration by a foreign object on an unconscious or sleeping victim and lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl.

The defendant was charged in June with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery.

Arraignment is scheduled for today in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Deputy District Attorneys Paul Thompson and Marlene Martinez are prosecuting the case.

The new charges span a 16-year period and the victims ages range from 15 to 54. In June 2004, a 15-year-old girl attended a party in Santa Clarita where the defendant allegedly sexually assaulted her.

The most recent incident occurred on Jan. 1, 2020, when Hyatt is accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman outside a business in Hollywood.

Additionally, six other alleged sexual assaults happened inside a West Hollywood bar the defendant frequented and another in the bar’s parking lot.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 250 years to life in state prison.

Case BA488059 remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the District Attorney Office’s Bureau of Investigation.