June 02, 2004 12:00am
Judge Won't Allow Ex-Porn Star Testimony in Rape Trial
Source: Inland Valley News
by: Lisa B. McPheron
(SANTA ANA, CA) -- An adult film star-turned-health advocate [Dr. Sharon Mitchell] believes the video that Orange County prosecutors said is evidence of a sexual assault is actually amateur pornography.
However, she won't be able to express her opinion to the jury since the judge will not allow her to testify during the rape trial of three Rancho Cucamonga teenagers.
"All in all I think this is a very amateurish attempt at making a porn film," said Dr. Sharon Mitchell, who directed, produced or performed in more than 1,000 adult films and co-founded the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation.
The video in question was made nearly two years ago at the Newport Beach home of Don Haidl, an Orange County assistant sheriff.
Haidl's son Gregory Haidl, now 18, and Kyle Nachreiner and Keith Spann, both 19, are on trial for raping and sexually assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl, also from Rancho Cucamonga.
Haidl owns the camera the three defendants used to record the 20-minute alleged assault.
On Wednesday, Mitchell testified outside the jury's presence so the judge could determine if her testimony is appropriate for the trial. She said the video had aspects of professional pornography techniques, including camera angles and sexual positions.
"You have to have a degree of athletic ability and clearly be conscious," Mitchell said of one of the positions. [Called "Reverse Cowgirl"]
Previously, former friends of the accuser testified that around the time of the alleged assault, the 16-year-old girl bragged about being a porn star after viewing a short video of consensual sex she had with Spann.
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