Translated From: Los Angeles rapper and actor sentenced to 50 years in prison for…
Discovered on: 2022-10-18 23:20:14
Rapper Kaalan Walker worked in movies alongside Halle Berry and Daniel Craig.
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Rapper Kaalan Walker, 27, who appeared in the 2018 movie “Superfly,” He was sentenced Monday from 50 years to life in state prison on charges related to sexual assaults committed between 2013 and 2018. involving four women and three teenagers.
Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino ordered Walker to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Wallace.
A Van Nuys jury on April 18 found Walker guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, rape of an intoxicated victim, and one count of assault with intent to commit oral intercourse, crimes committed between 2013 and 2018.
The jury acquitted him of two counts of forcible rape and one count of forced digital penetration involving three other alleged victims.
In his opening statement in March, District Attorney Yasmin Fardghassemi said the case involved women who did not know each other and the only thing that united them was Walker..
“You’re going to see the dark side of him,” the prosecutor told jurors, noting that Kaalan Walker first used Instagram and Twitter to lure his presumed victims to venues to allegedly take professional photos and videos or with false promises of meeting someone famous. .
Walker’s attorney, Andrew Flier, responded that his client, who said he had been “presented as a monster,” was innocent of the chargesyes
“Mr. Walker’s pattern is to make false promises, and they accepted it…Each of these women voluntarily made their own decisions. He didn’t force them… It’s payback to Mr. Walker and we’re not going to let that happen,” the attorney said.
He said his client He has lived “a nightmare” and that he had a great career that, since then, has been ruined.
The rapper and actor also appeared in the 2017 Halle Berry and Daniel Craig film “Kings.”
Walker was arrested in September 2018. Subsequently, was released on bail, but was re-arrested after the jury’s verdict was rendered.
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