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'Superfly' Actor Accused Of Luring 'Aspiring Models' On Social Media So He Could Sexually Assault Them

Actor and rapper Kaalan Walker is currently being held on bail of more than $1 million for a string of alleged sex crimes.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Rapper and actor Kaalan Walker was charged this week with multiple counts of sexual assault, Los Angeles police say.

Walker, 23, was first arrested in Van Nuys on Sept. 11 in connection with a string of sexual assaults in the Los Angeles County area, some of which occurred as far back as 2016, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities allege that the actor preyed on “aspiring models” and contacted them via social media, tricking them into meeting with promises of professional opportunities; each of the alleged victims told authorities that, once they were alone, he then sexually assaulted them.

Walker was arraigned on nine felony sexual assault charges on Tuesday: five counts of forcible rape, three counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, and one count of forcible oral copulation, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times. He remains in police custody on $1,080,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 14, People reports.

It is currently unknown how many women Walker is alleged to have sexually assaulted, but the Los Angeles Times reports that at least four women have accused Walker of having sexually assaulted them within a two-year span.

The LAPD is continuing to investigate the case and has asked anyone with information regarding additional women who may have been victimized by Walker to contact Van Nuys detectives at (818) 374-9500.

Walker has built a career in both music and film. He released an EP titled “The Intermission” in 2017, and was featured alongside Halle Berry in the film “Kings” that same year. Most recently, he could be seen in the “SuperFly” remake that hit theaters earlier this year.

[Photo: Getty Images; Los Angeles Police Department]