Last month in the paper version of Unfair Park, Glenna Whitley told the sordid story of celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon, who allegedly promised would-be models from Dallas they were going to show off his tony togs -- right before he sexually assaulted them. Well, moments ago The Los Angeles Times reported that today, Los Angeles County prosecutors charged him with having attacked six other women -- "while authorities in Dallas have a warrant for his arrest on similar charges," reports the paper.
It's a familiar story: According to Los Angeles district attorney's office aspokesperson Jane Robison, the 33-year-old known for having designed clothes for the likes of Paris Hilton and Paula Abdul lured girls and women -- some of whom were as young as 14 -- with the promise of big-money and high-profile modeling gigs. But, instead, he raped them, say prosecutors, who have slapped 46 charged on Jon out in Los Angeles. Robison, who brands Jon "a prolific serial sexual predator," also says that Dallas authorities have obtained "a probable cause warrant to transfer" Jon to Dallas, where he will face similar charges. He's currently out on bail. --Robert Wilonsky
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