An actor-rapper who starred in the 2018 movie “SuperFly” was given a 50-year to a life term in state prison on Monday for sex-related offenses involving three teenagers and four young women in assaults that started in 2013.
According to Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Wallace, who told City News Service that she thinks the defendant is “really a predator,” Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino also mandated that Kaalan Walker, 27, register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
On April 18, a Van Nuys jury found Walker guilty of three charges of forceful rape, two counts of unlicensed sex with a minor, one act of assault with the intent to conduct oral copulation, and crimes committed between 2013 and 2018.
His two allegations of forcible rape and one count of forcible digital penetration involving three additional alleged victims were both dismissed by the jury.
Yasmin Fardghassemi, a deputy district attorney, explained to the jury in her opening remarks in March that the defendant in the case, Kaalan Walker, is the “one thing that binds all of these women.”
You’re going to witness a nasty side of him,” the prosecutor warned the jury, adding that Walker largely utilized Instagram and Twitter to schedule his claimed victims for phony photo or music video shoots or to make false promises that he would introduce them to celebrities.
Fardghassemi remarked, “When they said ‘Stop,’ he didn’t care.
Andrew Flier, Walker’s attorney, said in opposition that his client was innocent of the allegations and that he had been “portrayed as a monster.”
The defense attorney informed the jury that the alleged victims were seeking “revenge,” adding, “They’re going to lie to you because they know that they fell for his B.S.”
“Mr. Walker’s style is to make false promises, and they fell for it. Each of these women deliberately chose her own choices, according to Flier. “He didn’t pressurize them. We’re not going to permit that to happen because it’s Mr. Walker getting paid back.
He said that his client’s wonderful career had been destroyed and that they had lived through “a living nightmare.”
Walker, who previously starred alongside Halle Berry and Daniel Craig in the 2017 movie “Kings,” was detained in September 2018. He was then granted bond and released, but after the jury’s judgment was pronounced, he was detained once more.
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