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October 28, 2020: Additional Sexual Assault Counts Filed Against Adult Film Star

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Seven additional sexual assault counts were filed today against Ron Jeremy involving six women for incidents that date back to 1996, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Case BA488059 was amended today against Ron Jeremy Hyatt (dob 3/12/53) to add three counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation and one count each of sexual battery by restraint and assault with intent to commit forcible digital penetration.

He now faces a total of 11 counts of forcible rape, eight counts of sexual battery by restraint, six counts of forcible oral copulation, five counts of forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of sodomy, assault with intent to commit rape, assault with intent to commit forcible digital penetration,

penetration by a foreign object on an unconscious or sleeping victim and lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl, involving 23 victims that span from 1996 to 2020.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the new charges today and is scheduled to return to court on December 14 for a preliminary hearing setting 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 17-year period and the victims range in age from 17 to 38. In October 1996, a 19-year-old woman was allegedly raped by the defendant during a photo shoot in the San Fernando Valley.

In October 2000, a 26-year-old woman was allegedly raped by Hyatt at a party in a nightclub. Sometime between 2002 and 2003, Hyatt also is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman at a strip club in City of Industry.

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the defendant at a home in Woodland Hills in 2008. Two years later, a woman went to the defendant’s home where she was allegedly sexually assaulted.

In January 2013, Hyatt is accused of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old woman at a West Hollywood bar the defendant frequented.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 330 years to life in state prison.

Additionally, 14 cases were declined today because they were outside the statute of limitations.

The case 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.