Adult actress Mercedes Carerra, real name Melinda Smith, 35, and her boyfriend Jason Whitney, 43, were arrested and charged with eight counts each of sexually abusing a child under the age of 10. They were also charged with one count of possession while armed with a handgun. 

Detectives from the Rancho Cucamonga police department reveal that the girl was abused over a four-month period, which they learned of on January 31. Deputies said in a statement, "The sexual abuse consisted of inappropriate touching, oral copulation, and digital penetration, which occurred over four months." 

A search warrant of Smith and Whitney's home uncovered "a large amount of evidence corroborating the victim's statement," according to the press release from detectives. They also found two handguns and methamphetamine. 

Both Whitney and Smith have been denied bail and entered not guilty pleas when they appeared in court on Wednesday (February 6). They are due back in court on February 14 for a preliminary hearing. 

Source: KTLA