A porn star and her director boyfriend have been arrested in California for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl over a four-month period.
Melinda Smith, 35, and Jason Whitney, 43, were each charged on Tuesday in Rancho Cucamonga with eight counts of sexual acts against a child under the age of 10.
Smith has starred in a number of porn films under the name Mercedes Carrera.
Her partner Whitney, who also goes by the name Daemon Cins, has produced and directed a number of adult films, web shows, and porn awards shows.
She told detectives that she had been abused by Smith and Whitney over four months.
‘The sexual abuse consisted of inappropriate touching, oral copulation and digital penetration, which occurred over four months,’ Rancho Cucamonga Police said in a statement.
Police executed a search warrant on the couple’s home on Friday and said they uncovered evidence that corroborated the victim’s statement.
They found Smith and Whitney’s bedroom set-up so they could film and record various pornographic videos or web shows.
Police also found methamphetamine and two loaded handguns in the home.
Smith and Whitney have been charged with eight counts of sexual acts with a child under 10 years old and one count possess controlled substance while armed with a handgun.