prison.jpgDistrict Attorney Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday that 36-year-old Darren Hayes will be charged with nine felony counts for a slew of alleged sexual assaults on his underage stepdaughter.

Here’s the break down:
• 4 felony counts for aggravated sexual assault of a child
• 1 felony count for continuous sexual abuse
• 2 felony counts for sexual penetration with a child ages 10-14
• 1 felony count for oral copulation with child ages 10-14
• 1 felony county for a lewd act upon a child

According to court records, Hayes was arrested November 13, 2009 after his stepdaughter told the police that he had sexually abused her from age 6 to age 11. He pled not guilty to this charge on November 17, 2009 and has been in custody since with a bail set at $4 million.

During Hayes’ preliminary hearing on Tuesday, the judge concluded that there was sufficient evidence to move the case forward to a trial, which is scheduled to begin on July 27.

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