India-born fashion designer gets 59 years for 16 sex crime
Not one , not two but 16 sex crime.This is what forced the Los angeles court to put India born fashion designer for minimum 59 year behind bar. Even 59 year seems nothing, if we consider his current age of 35.
An Indian-born fashion designer convicted of sexually abusing a string of teenage girls and women was sentenced to a minimum of 59 years in jail by a Los Angeles judge.
Anand Jon Alexander, 35, whose clothes had reportedly been worn by stars celebrities including Paris Hilton and Mary J. Blige, was found guilty of 16 sex crimes, including forcible rape and sexual battery, at a trial in November.
Alexander represented himself at Monday's sentencing hearing, where he broke down in tears as he requested a new trial. The judge rejected his request.
Prosecutors at Los Angeles Superior Court had accused him of preying on a string of girls and women aged between 14 and 21 over a six-year period from 2002 to 2007.
Nine women testified against Alexander during his trial. Most of the designer's victims were aspiring models lured into meetings with Alexander and forced into sex, prosecutors said.
Alexander is also the subject of an indictment made up of similar allegations in New York, as well as an ongoing probe in Dallas.