Adult film actress and Gamergater Mercedes Carrera was arrested on Tuesday for alleged sexual abuse of a young child. Carrera (real name Melinda Smith) was arrested by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department alongside adult film producer and director Jason Whitney.
Adult film actress Melinda Smith—or Mercedes Carrera, as fans know her—was arrested Tuesday, along with pornographic films producer and director Jason Whitney, for alleged sexual abuse of a young child, CBS Los Angeles reports. Police have reason to believe Smith and Whitney may have sexually assaulted additional victims.
The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were first made aware of the alleged sexual assault on a minor on January 31. Smith and Winston stand accused of “inappropriate touching, oral copulation and digital penetration.” After searching Smith and Whitney’s home police found evidence corroborating their extensive interview with the young girl, finding two loaded handguns and a bedroom “set” for recording pornographic videos. The abuse allegedly occurred over a four-month period.
In addition to her porn career, Carrera is known among the right-wing arm of the Gamergate movement. Carrera joined the Gamergate movement in 2014 on the pro-GG side of the debate, arguing that the movement was a response to PC culture.