Authorities are looking for additional victims of a man with an alleged history of approaching underage girls in Hollywood, who now stands accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Markell Rowland, 25, was arrested Nov. 5 and charged two days later with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and one count each of oral copulation of a person under 18, making criminal threats and assault with intent to commit a felony. He is being held in lieu of $225,000 bail while
awaiting a Jan. 22 preliminary hearing.
Los Angeles Police Department detectives allege that Rowland -- who also goes by the names Markel Southall and "Kel" -- approaches underage girls to ask for their social media user names or reaches out online.
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They urged anyone with information about Rowland to call Operations West Bureau Detective Lesley Perkins at 213-473-0447 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.lacrimestoppers.org.