The jury has begun its deliberations in Los Angeles Superior Court in the trial of acting coach Cameron Thor, who is accused of lewd conduct with a child. Thor is charged with sexually assaulting one of his students, Jordyn Ladell, in 2009 when she was a 13-year-old eighth grader. She claims he sexually assaulted her in his car during a drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The trial, which began August 17 Van Nuys, CA, ended today and the jury began deliberating at noon. If convicted, Thor faces nine years in prison. He’d originally faced 13 counts, including kidnapping and aggravated assault on a child, but all but one of the charges were dropped by the District Attorney.
Thor is also an actor who appeared in Windtalkers, Jurassic Park, A Few Good Men and Hook and on TV in The Net and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He had taught acting to teens and others in Studio City, CA via the Carter Thor Studio. The case came to the D.A.’s office by way of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau.