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Monday, January 13, 2020

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Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect NR20011ll

Los Angeles: On November 5, 2019, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Operations West Bureau, arrested 25-year-old Markell Rowland for Forced Oral, Copulation, Unlawful Sex with a Minor, Assaut with Intent to Commit Oral Copulation and Criminal Threats. Rowland is in custody on a Parole Violation Hold. His bail for the current charges has been set at $225,000.

Rowland has a history of approaching underage girls in the Hollywood area and asking them for their social media screen names or approaching them directly online through their social media pages. Rowland also goes by the names Markel Southall and "Kel".
Any additional victims who may have been reluctant to report similar crimes committed by Rowland are encouraged to contact Operations West Bureau Detectives.

Anyone with information on this suspect is urged to contact Operations West Bureau Detective Perkins at (213) 473-0447. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly
to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



(Markell Rowland)


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