LA Designer Charged With Rape And Sexual Assault
Posted by Kendra J. Richardson on Mar 18, 2007 - 5:17:00 AM
Next Top Model” fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander has been charged with rape
and sexual assault against two women and a fifteen year old girl, according to
Alexander faces charges of six felonies
accusing him of other rapes and sexually charged assaults between 2004 and
2007. He was arrested on March 6 after having been accused, again, of rape. In
a twist of events for police, Alexander’s arrest has presented new information
in connection with several other unsolved rapes in the area. Police believe
that Alexander committed the unsolved rapes, as well.
The prosecution in this case are seeking to
have all the counts considered in Alexander’s hearing. The prosecution is
seeking the maximum punishment for these crimes, but at present the actual
truth to Alexander’s role in the unsolved rapes, is unknown. It may be
difficult for the prosecution to convince a judge to allow that past evidence
into this hearing. At present, Alexander has only been charged with the counts
of rape and sexual assault on the fifteen year old victim. If the prosecution’s
request to allow the evidence is admitted and Alexander is convicted on all the
counts he could face life in prison.
Other aspects of Alexander’s status in
Los Angeles are being
called into question, as well. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices
are looking into Alexander due to their belief that he is in the country
illegally. Alexander is originally from
India. His attorney adamantly
denies all charges and contends that his client is innocent. The designer’s
attorney has stated that in the fashion industry women often make up stories if
they aren’t the star of the moment. He believes this is exactly the root of
these claims. Alexander has been known to be a very public party person and
keeps to many women.
The designer is being held on $1.3 million
dollars bail until his March 19 hearing.
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