LOS ANGELES: Anand Jon, an Indian-born fashion designer accused of rape, was hit with a further 13 criminal charges for a range of sex offenses involving four more women, authorities in Los Angeles said.
The 33 year old designer who has dressed celebrities including Paris and Nicky Hilton, Norah Jones and Mary G Blige,was last week charged with rape and a string of sex crimes on three people which included two women and a 15-year old girl.
Prosecutors yesterday announced a series of new counts involving four additional alleged victims, according to an official statement released by the Los Angeles Country district attorney’s office.
The criminal complaint alleges that the crimes occurred between March 2004 and March 2007. An investigation into other possible alleged victims is also going on. Meanwhile details of the sordid episode are finding prime place in tabloids and websites.
Jon, an upcoming designer who is a regular celebrity on US the television show “America’s Next Top Model,” is in jail on a $ 1.3 million (Rs5.85 crore) bail.
Jon graduated from the prestigious Parsons School of Design and launched his own label at the New York Fashion Week in 1999.