"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis faces up to five years in Los Angeles County jail after a jury convicted him Monday of nearly half a dozen misdemeanor counts in connection with assaults on three women.
Francis, 40, was found guilty after a two-week jury trial on five charges -- three counts of false imprisonment, one count of dissuading a witness from reporting and one count of assault causing great bodily injury -- stemming from the Jan. 29, 2011, incident.
"Whether a celebrity or not, you will be held accountable for your misdeeds," City Atty. Carmen A. Trutanich said in a statement. "The victims in this case should be commended for their courage in stepping forward and reporting these attacks, and for not being intimidated from seeing this matter through the justice system."
Sentencing will take place May 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The victims told police they had gone to the Supper Club in Hollywood to celebrate a college graduation and had a brief conversation with Francis there.