Washington, Sep 4: Sanjana Jon, sister of Anand Jon who was sentenced to 59 years in prison for sexually assaulting aspiring models, now faces contempt of court proceedings for speaking to a juror in violation of a court order.
"Sanjana, currently in India, faces the contempt of court proceedings along with juror Alvin Dymally for having spoken to each other in violation of the court order," Judge David Wesley said.
The contempt of court proceedings is slated to begin in next few weeks, he said
Dymally was one of the 12 jurors which he had found Anand Jon guilty of sexual crimes in Nov 2008. According to local media reports and court proceedings, Dymally met Sanjana during the trial and gave his number.
At one of the court proceedings after the Nov 2008 judgement, Sanjana, who had taped the conversations, alleged that the court order went against Anand because she had refused to meet Dymally alone in person.
Judge Wesley said it was an act of contempt of court for contacting the juror and failing to report it to the court.