RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – A sex film actress and a producer/director in the adult film industry, both of Rancho Cucamonga were arrested for molesting a child under 10-years-old.
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga station were made aware of alleged sex acts against a female child. The continuous sexual abuse took place in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Detectives investigated, including an extensive interview with the victim. It was learned that the child was sexually abused multiple times over the period of four months by the suspects, Melinda Smith, also known as Mercedes Carrera, 35, and Jason Whitney, also known as Jay Allen or Daemon Cins, 43.
The sexual abuse consisted of inappropriate touching, oral copulation, and digital penetration.
“Through investigation, it was determined that Smith was an actress who frequently performed in pornographic videos,” Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s officials in a news release. “It was determined that Whitney worked as a producer and director of various types of pornographic movies, web shows, and award shows in the adult film industry.”
A search warrant was served on Smith and Whitney’s residence in the 10800
Whitney and Smith were detained and transported to the Rancho Cucamonga Station for interviews. At the conclusion of the interviews, both suspects were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on various charges of Sexual Acts against a Child. Both suspects were denied bail. The following day the case was presented to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for review. The DA’s office charged each of the suspects with suspect with eight counts of PC 288.7 Sexual Acts with a child under 10 years old and, one count of HS 11370.1 Possess Controlled Substance while armed with a handgun. Whitney and Smith are expected to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court in the City of Rancho Cucamonga for their arraignment hearing on Wednesday.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing the booking photos of each suspect. If you have any information regarding this case, you are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Detective Bureau at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information at www.wetip.com.
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