Anand Jon indicted on further 40 sexual assault charges

November 21st, 2007 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon, already in custody for multiple sexual assaults, has been indicted on a further 40 charges of rape and sexual assault in New York.

Presently the designer is being held in Los Angeles County jail where he is awaiting trial on 59 counts of sexual assault, including rape, sexual battery and committing lewd acts with a minor.

On Nov 20, the Manhattan District Attorney issued an arrest warrant for Jon’s after nine women accused him of offences, including forcible sodomy, rape and witness intimidation.

Prosecutors in New York have asked authorities to hold Alexander for extradition if he posts the 2.1-million dollar bail a judge set for him this month, reports Contactmusic.

He is next due in court, in relation to the 59 California charges, on 6 December

Los Angeles prosecutors have claimed that Alexander attacked women from three countries and nine states between November 2002 and March 2007.

They said he met women online and assaulted them when they visited him to seek modelling opportunities. (ANI)

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