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I-Team: Former Brown student pleads no contest to assault charge

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A male stripper, who was a former Brown University medical student, entered a no contest plea Wednesday to assaulting a young woman who was his neighbor on the east side of Providence.

The victim's mother spoke to NBC 10 after learning Patrick Ladapo was charged with two rapes just one day after her daughter was attacked.

"He made her feel afraid," the mother said on Aug. 30.

Ladapo was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to have no contact with the victim. She told Providence police he approached her as she came home from work and put her in a headlock, refusing to let her go.

"He steps in front of her, he touches her. He put his arm around her neck and made her feel like she lost the power that she had," the mother said.

Ladapo has moved from the address listed in court records. NBC 10's calls were not returned Friday.

Earlier in November, a grand jury in Massachusetts indicted him on two counts of rape after two women told police a disturbing story.

Ladapo was working as a male stripper and was hired to perform at a private party in Wareham. The women told police he promised them private lap dances, then locked each of them in a bedroom and raped them.

The I-Team has learned Ladapo faced another allegation while he was a medical student at Brown in 2008.

In a police report, a 19-year-old woman told detectives he sexually assaulted her. She later decided to press charges, so Ladapo was never arrested.

Ladapo quit medical school following the report, although the university wouldn't say whether he dropped out or was forced to leave.

Ladapo remains free on bail in the Massachusetts case, over the objects of the prosecutor after the judge denied a request for a dangerousness hearing.

He's scheduled to be back in court Dec. 12.

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