Danny Masterson has relocated to the former prison of Charles Manson and will be eligible for parole in 2042 following his convictions for rape

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By theusabulletin.com

Danny Masterson, the actor known for his role in That 70s Show, has been sentenced to 30 years to life for two rapes. Currently, he is residing in Charles Manson’s former home, which is now part of California’s Corcoran State Prison. On December 27, Masterson was transferred from DTLA to North Kern State Prison, and on January 29, he was moved to the men-only maximum-security prison. He is being held in the highest security level unit for his own protection. According to state corrections records, Masterson will be eligible for parole in 2042, which aligns with the 20-year sentence imposed by Judge Charlaine Olmedo. However, this date may change due to various factors. Corcoran State Prison, where Masterson is currently held, is overcrowded with around 3,700 inmates, including 42 on death row. The facility also has a Protective Housing Unit for prisoners requiring extra protection. Charles Manson, the notorious “Helter Skelter” killer, was incarcerated at Corcoran from 1989 until his death in 2017. Masterson was arrested in 2020 for the alleged assaults that took place between 2001 and 2003. During his trials, he was out on bail of $3 million.

On May 31, when the guilty verdict was announced, Judge Olmedo referred to the defendant as a “flight risk” and he was escorted out of the courtroom by sheriff’s deputies and taken to Twin Towers LA County jail. Masterson was later sentenced in September.

Recently, Judge Olmedo denied the request from Masterson’s lawyers to release him on bail during his appeal. The judge stated that if the conviction and sentence are upheld, Masterson could potentially remain in custody for a long time, if not for the rest of his life. The judge also mentioned that Masterson’s ongoing divorce proceedings with Bijou Phillips provide him with little reason to return to state prison if his appeal is unsuccessful.

Despite this, Masterson’s attorneys still plan to file an appeal.

It’s important to note that Masterson is facing other legal challenges besides the criminal case. He, along with the Church of Scientology, is a co-defendant in a civil harassment case filed by several Jane Does from the criminal trial and their families. The church’s attempt to halt the case at the Supreme Court level was unsuccessful, and now they face potential RICO claims. Additionally, Masterson is being linked to more rape claims in the civil matter. The trial for this case is scheduled for September 22, 2025.

Masterson’s legal troubles extend beyond the criminal case, as he and the Church of Scientology are also co-defendants in a civil harassment case brought forth by the individuals involved in the criminal trial and their families. Despite the church’s failed attempt to stop the case at the Supreme Court level, they now face the possibility of RICO claims. Furthermore, Masterson is now being implicated in additional rape allegations within the civil matter. The trial for this case is set to take place on September 22, 2025.

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