“Kings” actor Kaalan Walker was arrested by California authorities last month on multiple charges of raping women he met online beginning in 2016—and detectives are investigating whether there could be more potential victims.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) stated in a news release Wednesday that Walker was arrested on September 11, “for a series of sexual assaults that occurred in Los Angeles County, dating back to 2016,” as reported by People magazine. The number of reported victims has not been revealed.
Police say Kaalan Walker, an actor and rapper, would contact models on social media claiming he wanted to hire them, then sexually assaulted them when they were alone. https://t.co/gubqJwMN4y pic.twitter.com/p1YfnJy86e
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) October 25, 2018
Authorities say Walker contacted aspiring models on social media, vowing to hire them for professional work. However, the alleged victims claim that instead of giving them work, he sexually assaulted them.
The women said they were lured into seclusion before the actor committed the attacks, according to police.
Officials charged the alleged rapist with nine separate felony counts of sexual assault on Tuesday, the press release states.
Walker is currently behind bars on a $1,080,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for November 14.
Anyone with information regarding further alleged victims is urged to contact LAPD detectives at 1-818-374-9500. Those calling during non-business hours or weekends should call 1-877-527-3247. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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