Anand Jon left facing only two rape charges out of 59 originally slapped

September 18th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Los Angeles, Sept 18 (ANI): The prosecution in Indian-born fashion designer Anand Jons case has dropped more charges against him.

On Sept 12, the judge granted a prosecution request to dismiss four more counts in Jons case, reports Indiapost.

Since the prosecution offered no explanation, defence attorney Leonard Levine said that the dismissal of charges showed the weakness of the evidence against his client.

The prosecution’’s sudden dismissal of four additional counts now leaves only two claims related to the alleged rape charges.

From twenty complaining witnesses and twenty supporting witnesses only nine complaining and six supporting remain.

Jon has been in the Mens Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles for more than a year, awaiting trial.

The 34-year-old was originally indicted on 59 counts in September last year. But most of the charges against him have been dropped.

His charges included, rape, sexual exploitation of a child, sexual battery and forcible oral copulation.

Jon has denied the allegations. If convicted, he faces the possibility of life imprisonment. (ANI)

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