UPDATE: Anand Jon Alexander
FASHION DESIGNER CONVICTED IN CALIFORNIA, GETS 59 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON
excerpts of an article by Greg Risling – The Huffington Post
August 31st, 2009 – Fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander was sentenced Monday to 59 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting aspiring models he lured to Los Angeles.
Alexander, 35, showed no reaction as Superior Court Judge David Wesley said Alexander should be incarcerated as long as possible for preying upon young girls and women. Alexander was convicted in November of 14 counts including forcible rape. He was found not guilty of four felonies, and jurors could not reach a verdict on three counts.
“Mr. Alexander has showed no remorse for his actions,” the judge said.
The sentencing capped a tumultuous, exhausting post-verdict saga that included allegations of juror tampering by his sister, Sanjana, juror misconduct and Alexander’s decision to represent himself. Alexander also lost a bid for a new trial earlier Monday, claiming there was a conspiracy among law enforcement to convict him.
The most striking image came as a bevy of beautiful women who said Alexander sexually assaulted them filled a jury box. The 13 women cried as Wesley recounted some of the crimes and they held hands as the sentence was read. One had mascara running down her face; another shook her head in disgust at Alexander.
Three of the women spoke, each telling a packed courtroom how Alexander had robbed them of their innocence and their formative years.
“I was 14. You took my adolescence, my trust, my dream and completely manipulated them for your sexual desires,” said one of the women. The Associated Press, as a matter of policy, does not identify victims of alleged sexual abuse.
“It sickens me that a grown man can do such a thing to a girl,” the now 17-year-old girl said. “A girl who was naive and had the belief that all people were good. And you took that to your advantage.”
Prosecutors said Alexander often found women online, baited them with promises of glamorous photo shoots and other modeling work, only to fondle or rape them at his Beverly Hills apartment.
In other news, New York prosecutors dropped sexual assault charges relating to three of the twelve victims of Anand Jon Alexander. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to say why prosecutors trimmed three women from the list. On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, a judge officially dismissed the charges related to those women.
Proceedings against Anand Jon Alexander will continue for the remaining alleged casting couch assaults, including forcible rape, on nine other accusers, many of them young fashion models. Alexander has pleaded not guilty.
The District Attorney also filed a motion asking for the removal of Anand Jon Alexander’s two court appointed attorneys, claiming that Alexander still has plenty of his own assets with which he can pay for a lawyer.
After New York prosecutors are finished with him, Alexander faces still more sexual assault related charges in Texas.
Sanjana Jon, Anand Jon Alexander’s sister, has stood by her brother since the beginning of his “ordeal” in 2007, but since his conviction has resorted to playing the “race card” ad nauseaum, claiming that all Americans are prejudiced against people from India, and that Alexander was framed. It’s quite infuriating to listen to this women irresponsibly flap her gums as if she knows what she’s talking about. I’ve included a video of her being interviewed by Indian Television so you can see a real example of her in action.
Anand Jon Alexander was fortunate enough to have a jury in his California trial that took his job very seriously. The looked at all the evidence for the charges related to each of the 23 victims. There were so conscientious, in fact, that they acquitted Alexander on counts related to seven of those women. Conspiracies aren’t usually that fair or that much effort.
Someone needs to tell that pain in the ass Sanjana Jon that the reason her brother in going to spend the rest of his life in prison isn’t because we hate people from India. Anand Jon Alexander caught a 59 to life bid because he lured innocent women to his home, using their dreams of becoming fashion models, along with his superior size and strength, to force them to have sex with him. Even girls as young as 14 weren’t safe from this animal. Despicable behavior like this has been demonized by every race, color and creed since man became civilized.
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