LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a grand jury had indicted Ron Jeremy “on more than 30 sexual assault counts involving 21 victims dating back more than two decades.”
“Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,” District Attorney Gascón said through a statement this afternoon. “We must ensure that survivors have all options available to help with recovery, including trauma-informed services for healing and support to report such crimes.”
XBIZ broke the news on August 16 that a grand jury had been meeting in Los Angeles to hear the state’s case against Jeremy.
The indictment was returned August 19, and was unsealed today.
Today Jeremy pled not guilty to “12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape.”
He is scheduled to return to court on October 12 for a pretrial conference.