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I-Team: Rape suspect accused of sexual assault in 2008

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A male exotic dancer accused of sexually assaulting two women at a private event in Wareham was also accused of sexual assault in another case in Providence in 2008, the NBC I-Team has learned.

Patrick Ladapo, 31, of Providence, was arraigned Thursday on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery. He was released on $20,000 cash bail.

Ladapo, who dances under the stage name Damion, allegedly offered the two women private lap dances in a bedroom, then blocked the door with a chair.

"She kept trying to say no. He kept trying to take off her pants," the prosecutor said Thursday.

Ladapo was also accused of sexually assaulting a Providence woman in 2008, the I-Team has learned.

A police report from the night of the incident reveals Ladapo was on a date with a 19-year-old woman when he took her back to his apartment.

The woman told police, "Ladapo began massaging (her), eventually removing her shirt and pulling down her pants."

The report says that's when Ladapo began to touch the woman sexually against her will.

"Immediately (she) said 'Don't do that.' At that point she froze while Ladapo continued for a few more seconds until she again said 'No,'" the report said.

Once outside, the woman flagged down a Providence police officer for help and gave a statement. But she declined to file an official complaint, so Ladapo was never charged.

Back in Wareham, Ladapo's attorney said his client is innocent and accused the women of teaming up against his client.

Ladapo's employer, Blaze Entertainment in Boston, told NBC 10 it hasn't had complaints about him, and is cooperating with police.

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