D.A. Files Charges Against Two Men in Assault of Three Transgender Women on Hollywood Boulevard

Carlton Callaway

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

Carlton Alexander Callaway, 29, 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, 22, also of Compton faces one felony count each of grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon — a rideshare scooter.

The charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office include allegations that the crimes committed were hate crimes and that 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.

Eden Estrada — whose online persona is Eden the Doll — was waiting for an Uber with Joslyn Flawless and Jaslene Whiterose about 2:15 a.m. Aug. 17 when Callaway allegedly approached them, according to the victims’ social media posts and the Los Angeles Police Department. Callaway allegedly offered to buy them merchandise at a store in the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Wilcox Avenue, but refused to pay and the women left, police said. The charges filed by the District Attorney say that he later assaulted them. Williams is charged with joining the attack and also stealing from one of the victims.

Eden the Doll and Joslyn Flawless standing over Jaslyn Whiterose after she is hit in the head and left laying on Hollywood Boulevard.

“He held a crow bar to my face and threatened to kill me unless I stripped my shoes off and gave him my jewelry and all my (possessions),” Joslyn Flawless wrote on Instagram. “He said if I was trans, he would kill me. He then forced me to hold his hand while he looks for my friends to kill them for being trans.”

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.

A video on social media also shows an LAPD vehicle driving by and not stopping while the assault was taking place. It also shows people walking along Hollywood Boulevard and watching the assault but not taking any action. LAPD Chief Michael Moore said the department is looking into the incident.

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

Carlton Alexander Callaway, 29, 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, 22, also of Compton faces one felony count each of grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon — a rideshare scooter.

The charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office include 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.

Eden Estrada — whose online persona is Eden the Doll — was waiting for an Uber with Joslyn Flawless and Jaslene Whiterose about 2:15 a.m. Aug. 17 when Callaway allegedly approached them, according to the victims’ social media posts and the Los Angeles Police Department. Callaway allegedly offered to buy them merchandise at a store in the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Wilcox Avenue, but refused to pay and the women left, police said. The charges filed by the District Attorney say that he later assaulted them. Williams is charged with joining the attack and also stealing from one of the victims.

“He held a crow bar to my face and threatened to kill me unless I stripped my shoes off and gave him my jewelry and all my (possessions),” Joslyn Flawless wrote on Instagram. “He said if I was trans, he would kill me. He then forced me to hold his hand while he looks for my friends to kill them for being trans.”

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.

A video on social media also shows an LAPD vehicle driving by and not stopping while the assault was taking place. It also shows people walking along Hollywood Boulevard and watching the assault but not taking any action. LAPD Chief Michael Moore said the department is looking into the incident.

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