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Anand Jon indicted on more charges of rape, sexual assault
November 21, 2007 16:38 IST
Indian born celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, who is already in police custody in Los Angeles, has been indicted in New York on charges of rape and sexual assault of nine women.
Alexander, who has worked with several celebrities, was charged with rape, aggravated sexual abuse and related crimes. Several of the alleged victims came to Alexander looking for modeling assignments or other job opportunities.
A judge in California had set a bail for US$ 2.1 million, but the New York district attorney has sent an arrest warrant seeking his continued detention even if he posts the bail, the prosecutors said.
Alexander has denied the charges in Los Angeles, but a media report quoting his attorneys stated that they have not seen the New York indictment as yet.
A Los Angeles County grand jury had indicted Alexander in September on 54 felony and five misdemeanour charges, prosecutors said.
Alexander has worked with celebrities like Paris and Nicky Hilton [Images], Mary J Blige and other celebrities.