NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-American celebrity fashiondesigner Anand Jon Alexander pleaded guilty in a NewYork City court Thursday, February 15 to one count of acriminal sexual act. He admitted to molesting a woman hebaited with the promise of modeling work.
He wassentenced to five years in prison.Jon was arrested in March 2007 in Beverly Hills,California on rape and related charges. He pleaded notguilty to all charges. However, on August 31, 2009, he wassentenced to 59 years to life.Assistant District Attorney Maxine Rosenthal says he isalso facing new charges in Texas. She says the deal sparedvictims from testifying multiple times.
The New York prison time amountsto time served, so his attorney says noyears will be tacked onto his Californiasentence. The designer was featured on”America’s Next Top Model” and hasworked with such celebrities as ParisHilton and Mary J Blige.