MTV Actor Formally Charged In Child Sex Assault Case
Vincent Margera Faces Two Felony Counts
1:25 AM, Aug 23, 2006
Actor Vincent Roy Margera, 50, was formally charged Wednesday with two felony counts of sexual assault on a child, the Jefferson County District Attorney's office announced.Margera appeared in the Jefferson County Court with his attorney, Pamela Mackey. She was also the attorney for Kobe Bryant in his Colorado rape case.Margera, the uncle of "Viva La Bam"star Bam Margera, was arrested on Aug. 18 by Lakewood police. He was accused of inappropriately fondling or groping 12- and 14-year-old girls during separate incidents at a signing event at Woodward Skatepark at the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood, Colo.MTV.com reported that a cell-phone photo of the alleged crime had been taken into evidence in the case.Margera had come to Colorado to film promotional material for ManiaTV.com. He plays Don Vito in "Viva La Bam." The MTV show focuses largely on Bam Margera playing practical jokes on his parents and uncle, whose dialogue is often unintelligible.Mackey filed a motion with the court requesting that Margera be allowed to leave Colorado and return to his home in Pennsylvania, and also that he be allowed to travel for business.A motions hearing will be held on Aug. 28, and a preliminary hearing date will be set at that time.
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