Jeremy, who has been in prison since his arrest in June 2020, could spend up to two years in a mental health facility.
The porn actor Ron Jeremy was admitted to a state psychiatric hospital in California (USA). The decision comes after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in the US in January on dozens of rape and sexual assault charges.
Greg Risling, spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney, confirmed the news to Reuters on Tuesday, noting that Jeremy, who has remained in prison since his arrest in June 2020, could be admitted to the health institution for up to two years. mental.
In the middle of last month, Judge Ronald S. Harris of the Los Angeles Superior Court reviewed the reports from prosecutors and the defense of the 69-year-old actor, and determined that he suffers from “incurable neurocognitive decline.” However, at the request of the prosecutors, he will be subjected to periodic check-ups to assess his condition. A hearing on his progress is scheduled for May 8.
Jeremy is charged with more than 30 counts, including rape and other sexual misconduct, stemming from incidents involving women between the ages of 15 and 51, over a period of 23 years, at Los Angeles area nightclubs and bars, as well as like in your own home. The actor pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Having been one of the most popular performers in the adult film industry, he will not stand trial unless it is determined that he has regained his mental abilities. Although the Prosecutor’s Office has kept that possibility open, it is unlikely that he will recover.
ICYMI: Ron Jeremy isn’t going before a jury to face rape charges, because he’s being shipped off to a mental hospital. https://t.co/WmnqBLEKpM
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