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    Indian-born Anand Jon moved to the U.S. in the early 1990s and settled in Florida. Jon is pictured here in 1993.
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    Jon moved to New York City to study fashion design. He graduated from the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design.
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    Jon launched a fashion line in 1999 and found early success on the runways at New York's fashion week. In January 2007, he was featured in Newsweek as one of the hottest new designers to watch.
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    In New York, Jon garnered praise for his fashion talent -- even impressing Tim Gunn, left, of "Project Runway" fame.
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    A daring designer with a long black mane of curls, Jon exuded a sense of international mystery, arrogance and sex appeal.
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    Jon and his designs caught the eye of the young, sexy and famous, like celeb Nicole Richie.
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    Paris Hilton wore Anand Jon's designs.
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    Anand Jon was arrested on multiple counts of sexual misconduct on March 6, 2007. Dozens of models came forward -- all telling similar stories that Jon would target them on the Internet, convince them he could make them the next "it" girl, lure them to his studio in New York or L.A., and within a short time, assault or attempt to rape them.
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    Jon was found guilty of sexual misconduct involving seven women and girls, aged 14 to 21. He was sentenced to 59 years to life in prison. Similar charges are pending in New York.
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    Jon's sister, Sanjana Jon, has led a campaign to free him, organizing public protests and candlelight vigils in New York, India and Los Angeles. Despite the conviction, the designer maintains his innocence.
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