After hearing fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander argue before his court for an entire day for a new trial, Judge David Wesley declared there were no new grounds for granting such a motion. Then, following emotional victim statements delivered by three of the women the designer was convicted last November of sexually assaulting, Wesley imposed sentence.
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Judge Wesley announced that Anand Jon, as he is professionally known, must serve 14 years in state prison -- before he next begins to serve a 45-year-to-life sentence. Under current rules, he must serve at least 85 percent of his sentences. Jon was denied bail while he prepares his appeal. He was immediately remanded to the custody of the state Department of Corrections.