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LA talent agent facing sex abuse charges

June 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Los Angeles talent agent is facing sexual abuse charges for an alleged attack on a 16-year-old aspiring model.

The teenager was taking classes at 45-year-old Yoshitomo Kaneda's modeling school. Prosecutors say he took the girl to his apartment promising to teach her Japanese, but instead sexually assaulted her.

They say Kaneda left incriminating phone messages for the girl's mother and manager. Trial is set to begin June 7.