Mercedes Carrera Trial Date Postponed Again, 3 Years After Her Arrest

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 last Friday at the Rancho Cucamonga courthouse in San Bernardino County, California, has been postponed once again, this time until Feb. 22.

Carrera and her husband, Jason Whitney, were arrested after a police raid of their Rancho Cucamonga home on Feb. 1, 2019.

They have now been in county jail without trial for three years, 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, most recently yesterday.

The new date of Feb. 22, like several previous postponements, appeared in a document filed online.

The earliest date for the actual trial to begin has been set for late April.

The document shows the hearing took place today with District Attorney Teresa Smith standing for DA Laura Fragoso and Carrera’s conflict panel attorney, Geoff Newman, standing for the accused. Carrera was in attendance.

For more of XBIZ’s coverage of the Mercedes Carrera case, click here.

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