RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The pretrial hearing in the Mercedes Carrera criminal case concerning multiple child sexual abuse charges against Carrera and her husband — which was scheduled for today at the Rancho Cucamonga courthouse in San Bernardino County, California — has been postponed once again, this time until January 28.
Carrera and her husband, Jason Whitney, were arrested after a police raid of their Rancho Cucamonga home on February 1, 2019. They have been in county jail without trial since then, first without bail and later, after they had liquidated their assets and had no source of income due to their incarceration, with bail set at $2 million for each.
A pretrial hearing to determine the jury selection process, and the date of the beginning of the actual trial, has already been postponed numerous times.
The new date of January 28 — like several previous postponements — appeared in a document filed online.
The new pretrial date moves forward the probable date for the actual trial to late March, over three years after Carrera and her husband were arrested on February 1, 2019.
The document shows the hearing took place today with District Attorney Laura Fragoso and a conflict panel attorney, Geoff Newman, standing for the accused. Carrera was in attendance.
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