Kaalan Walker has been convicted to 50 years to life in prison for multiple reported rapes.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the actor, most well-known for his role in the 2018 SuperFly remake, was sentenced on Monday following his April conviction on multiple counts of forcible rape, statutory rape, and rape by intoxication. He was arrested in September in connection with “a series of sexual assaults” dating back to 2016.
In 2018, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys station announced that it was seeking “the public’s help” in gathering information on additional alleged victims. At the time, police said that each of Walker’s victims were “aspiring models” who were initially contacted by Walker on social media under the guise of work. In October 2018, Walker was arraigned on nine felony sexual assault charges and initially held on $1 million bail, Complex reported.
In March of last year, Kehlani came forward with public support for the women who had accused Walker of sexual assault. That same month, Jean Deaux alleged that Walker took advantage of her while she was under the influence.
Walker’s conviction included cases involving three teenagers and four women, according to a regional NBC report. A legal representative for Walker previously pushed back against the allegations, claiming that those involved “voluntarily made their own decisions.” The allegations, according to the attorney, were “payback” against their client.
Walker’s additional credits include Kings, starring Halle Berry, and the TV series In Contempt.