Breitbart News reported on Monday that a jewelry chain in California that is owned by a man accused of having sexually assaulted and harassed numerous women, including one woman who went on to sue the chain, was shut down.
The owner of Diamond Jockeys was charged with 11 felonies, including sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
In addition, the chain was ordered to pay $2.9 million in restitution to the victims.
The chain was owned by James G. O’Connor, a former member of the California Assembly, according to a statement from the state attorney general’s office.
O.O. Connor is currently serving his time at a Los Angeles County jail, according the statement.
Connor was previously convicted of two counts of sexual battery and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a female under the age of 13.
“Diamond Joches is a small-time business with no business model.
OO Connor is a serial predator who preyed on young women and exploited their vulnerability to prey on them,” the statement read.
“In an attempt to cover up his crimes, Diamond Joclayers had its entire workforce fired and replaced by a new, inexperienced management team.
OJ Connor has now re-entered the California criminal justice system and is on the run.
Our criminal justice systems are now failing victims and our communities.
The criminal justice process is broken, and it’s time for the state to step in.”
O’Connor has been in custody since October, according his attorney, who has not yet provided a statement.
According to the statement from Attorney General Mike Feuer, O’ Connor has been charged with three counts each of sexual assault of a person less than 14, sexual assault on a child, and aggravated sexual penetration of a victim under the Age of 13.
“We will continue to work with the Department of Justice and our state attorney’s office to hold OOConnor accountable,” Feuer said.
“He has failed victims, and we are committed to ensuring that the victims of this heinous crime get the justice they deserve.”
According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, the California state attorney has previously stated that O’Connors sexual abuse “is an example of a predatory predator, and the criminal justice justice system must respond to this predatory behavior.”
O Connor was arrested in January of this year on felony counts of sex abuse of two minors, and sexual battery of a minor under the ages of 14.