Fashion designer Anand Jon got jailtime for sexually assaulting several underage models. Sickening. Especially since so many models are teenagers getting started. Forget seedy talent scouts; seems like you can’t even trust a fashion designer to do the right thing.
Jon, who decided to represent himself against the charges, was convicted of 14 felony counts, including forcible rape.
“Mr. Alexander has showed no remorse for his actions,” the judge said.
Taking the stand were several victims, one being a very brave 17-year old.
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.”
I’m glad this sicko is getting the jail time he deserves.