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New York: Indian-American fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, facing a 59-year jail term in California for sexually abusing aspiring models, was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison by a federal court here for molesting a woman whom he allegedly lured on promise of modelling work.
The 39-year-old India-born celebrity fashion designer was arrested in 2007 in California on charges that he preyed upon seven young aspiring models, some as young as 14 and sexually assaulted them.
He is currently serving 59 years to life in prison in California.Alexander had pleaded guilty in February to one count of criminal sexual act in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The prison time of five years in New York amounts to time served in California, which means no additional years will be added to Alexander’s California sentence of 59 years.Judge Cassandra Mullen announced the prison term for Alexander who said in court, “I would like to thank everyone for being here.”
Alexander’s sister Sanjana Jon was among several supporters who were present in court for the sentencing and held banners that read ‘Free Anand Jon’.
In a plea deal reached with federal prosecutors, Alexander had pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual act against one aspiring female model.
In turn, Manhattan prosecutors dropped almost their entire case against him.He had initially been charged with preying on a dozen women in a 49-count indictment in New York.
Assistant District Attorney Maxine Rosenthal had said the plea deal was accepted “to spare the victims from having to testify at multiple proceedings” and in consideration of Alexander’s lengthy sentence in California.
Rosenthal said Alexander is facing similar charges in Texas.The Kerala-born fashion designer had launched a fashion line in 1999 and was featured on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ working with celebrities such as socialite Paris Hilton.
His designs have been worn by media mogul Oprah Winfrey and singer Janet Jackson.
His attorney said Alexander admitted to the crime so he could get evidence and materials from New York prosecutors needed to “effectively overturn his California conviction”.
He said some of the materials turned over by Manhattan prosecutors as part of the pre-trial process would be crucial as Alexander continues to work on his California appeal.
My husband has signed up to online dating sites.
I’VE only been married two years and I’ve discovered my husband has registered himself on online dating websites.
I am 38 and live in South Africa. My husband is 43. When I confronted him about it he said that he didn’t think we would make it through our first year of marriage and that’s why he went looking for someone else.
This is his second marriage and apparently he pulled these stunts with his first wife as well.
Friends warned me about him and now I’m wondering if they were right. He has children from his first marriage and had the snip before we met. I desperately want kids but he won’t have it reversed.
I own everything in our marriage – the house, the car. Is he just using me as a meal ticket? Seeing that stuff on his phone was the last straw for me.
Your needs and feelings certainly seem to come low down on his list of priorities but breaking up with him doesn’t mean that Mr Perfect wanting marriage and children will necessarily turn up soon.
It’s not long since you two thought you loved one another enough to get married, so give it one more shot.
Tell your husband you are thinking of ending your marriage and that he needs to make some major changes if you two are to stay together – come off the dating websites and be open about his internet use, and at least talk to you about having the baby you long for.
If he’s not prepared to make a serious effort for your sake, or you feel talking gets you nowhere, arrange to see a relationship counsellor.
If I had married someone else, I would have sacrificed my career – Rev. (Mrs) Nwakaego Oyeniran.
Reverend (Mrs) Beatrice Nwakaego Oyeniran is the amiable wife of the General Overseer of the Glorious Liberty Assembly Inc., Bishop M.O. Oyeniran. A manager in one of the nation’s fastest growing banks, she lets KEHINDE OYETIMI into her world and that of her husband. Excerpts: WHAT kind of marriage did you anticipate and how was your interaction with your husband before you got married?
He was my senior in secondary school. He was an unbeliever then. It was not that we were both Christians. But we both got converted before we left secondary school. We were expected to be afraid of our seniors then but he had always been a big brother. We never had any reason to clash in school.
How was your growing up?
My father was an ex-policeman while my mother was a nurse. Father was always in Lagos while we were in Ibadan. My mother took real good care of us. My father would only come home at the weekend. As a policeman, he was harsh most times to us. We were eight as kids—four boys and four girls. My mother would write all our offences from Monday to Friday and report to my father the moment he returned from Lagos. My mother would not beat us since she knew who would deal with us on her behalf. Saturday mornings were not really palatable for us since it was the day we got the rewards for been naughty over the week. We had to submit our books for Daddy to review. Every exercise book that our Dad bought was numbered. Whoever loses a sheet was in trouble. If we did not do our corrections in school we were in trouble. If the corrections were done but were not marked, my father would assume that they were not submitted. That meant trouble. He was a disciplinarian. We were formally Catholics.
Didn’t you have criteria for whoever would fit in the slot of being your husband?
As part of the young ladies, we were never wanted to marry pastors. It is now that people want to marry pastors. Then they were seen as poor people and lazy. I could not imagine what a full time pastor’s wife meant. Until I got married, I viewed pastor’s wives as lazy. We thank God today.