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September 1, 2020: Two Charged With Robbery, Hate Crime Against Three Transgender Women

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Two men have been charged with robbing and assaulting three transgender women in Hollywood last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Carlton Alexander Callaway (dob 4/23/91) of Compton faces one felony count each of grand theft from the person of another, second-degree robbery, criminal threats, attempted second-degree robbery, assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.

Davion Anthony Williams (dob 1/15/98) of Compton faces one felony count each of grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon, rideshare scooter.

Case BA489669 includes allegations that the crimes committed were hate crimes and Callaway used a steel rod as a deadly and dangerous weapon.

Deputy District Attorney Richard Ceballos of the Hate Crimes Unit is the assigned prosecutor.

The case was filed for warrant on August 31. Arraignment will be scheduled for a later date in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On August 17, Callaway allegedly befriended the three victims and later assaulted them near Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue, the prosecutor said. Williams is charged with joining the attack and also stealing from one of the victims.

On August 24, the District Attorney’s Office asked for further investigation.

If convicted as charged, Callaway faces up to 13 years and four months in state prison, while Williams faces up to eight years and four months in prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division.