More sex charges for US porn star Jeremy

Ron Jeremy faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 330 years to life in prison.
Ron Jeremy faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 330 years to life in prison.

Porn star Ron Jeremy has been charged with an additional seven counts of rape and sexual assault, bringing to 23 the number of his alleged victims.

Jeremy, 67, one of the biggest names in the adult film industry, was initially charged in June with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth but more women have come forward to police since then, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Wednesday.

The new charges, which include three counts of rape, span a 17-year period.

His alleged victims range from 15 to 54 years old, the DA said in a statement.

Jeremy on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the new charges in a brief court appearance where a December 14 preliminary hearing date was set.

He now faces a total of 11 counts of rape, eight of sexual battery and 16 other sexual offenses.

If convicted, he faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 330 years to life in prison.

Jeremy appeared in more than 2000 adult films starting in the 1970s.

Australian Associated Press