Designer Anand Jon jailed for 5 years in US for molesting model

Feb 16, 2013, 08:07 IST | Agencies

Fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander (in pic) has pleaded guilty in New York City to molesting a woman he baited with the promise of modeling work

Alexander admitted to one count of criminal sexual act on Thursday. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Anand Jon Alexander

He already was convicted in California of similar charges and was sentenced there to 59 years to life. Assistant district attorney Maxine Rosenthal says he also is facing new charges in Texas. She says the deal spared victims from testifying multiple times.

The New York prison time amounts to time served, so his attorney says no years will be tacked onto his California sentence. The designer has worked with such celebrities as Paris Hilton and Mary J Blige.

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