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India-born fashion designer charged with rape released

Anand Jon was charged last month with multiple counts of rape.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2007 12:25 IST

Indian-born fashion designer Anand Jon, charged last month with multiple counts of rape, has been released from an immigration court.

Anand Jon, who was arrested on multiple charges of sexual assault, was freed on Monday, according to media reports.

He was being held in lieu of USD 1.3 million bail, but attorney Ronald Richards was able to win his client's freedom after claiming that a detention hold on him by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was improper, they said.

His attorney had retained the law offices of Jaehoh Suh to represent Jon in connection with the immigration detainer.

"Mr Suh successfully convinced the government to terminate all immigration proceedings and Mr Jon was released from custody at approximately 8.30 pm today (Monday)," Richards was quoted as saying.

Jon will be appearing in person in Division One of Beverly Hills Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

First Published: Apr 04, 2007 11:06 IST