A judge in Los Angeles has sentenced a former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” guest star, to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a young acting school student.
Cameron Thor, who played Narik in the two-part TNG episode “Gambit” in 1993, had been convicted last August of having multiple sexual encounters with a young woman who was a student in his popular acting school. Jordyn Ladell was just 13 when the encounters took place in 2009, according to Variety. She publicly spoke out about her recollection of the encounters last year with The Hollywood Reporter.
Thor had been charged with kidnapping, robbery, rape and sex crimes on a child under 14. With Judge Martin Herscovitz preparing to sentence Thor, who had faced up to eight years for the crimes, Ladell address the court in support of a tougher sentence.
Thor took advantage of Ladell’s vulnerable state, Herscovitz later ruled, and added that the actor had carefully prepared to commit the crimes.
Carter Thor Studio was a popular place to teach acting classes, attracting names like Cameron Diaz, Helen Hunt and Faye Dunaway. The school closed down, however, after the charges came to light, according to reports.
Thor got his acting break in the early 1980s, appearing in both television shows and movies, including “Freddy’s Nightmares,” “China Beach” and “Matlock.” He would later find some larger roles in films like “Jurassic Park” and “A Few Good Men” before making his way to TNG in its final season.
His character, Narik, was a Boslic who was part of a mercenary ship led by Richard Lynch’s controlling commander, Arctus Baran. Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard joined the crew as part of a covert operation, and Narik was killed off in the second part.