Former strip club owner charged with sexual assault
Three years separate alleged sexual assault and criminal charging
WEST ALLIS -- The former owner of Crazy Horse, a West Allis strip club, is facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a passed out woman at the strip club after the club closed. Three years after the alleged events, prosecutors are using video evidence to charge Dino LaLicata with three counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault.
According to the criminal complaint, LaLicata met up with his friend Larena DeLeon and her friends at Shepherd's Bar on June 1, 2010. The primary victim told police LaLicata bought drinks for all the girls. Around 1:00 a.m. on June 2, 2010, he took the group of women with him to the property next to the Crazy Horse, the strip club he owned at the time.
The criminal complaint says LaLicata continued providing drinks to the women while at the property next to the Crazy Horse. Witnesses say he brought the girls into the strip club once it closed for the night. The two girls alleging sexual assault say LaLicata pulled them into a VIP room, and began trying to force them into sexual acts. The girls told police they did not give consent to any sexual acts. Girl #1 alleges LaLicata had sex with girl #2 while girl #2 was passed out on a couch. Girl #1 alleged LaLicasta put girl #2 in several positions as she was passed out and drooling. Girl #1 told police she allegedly told LaLicata he was raping girl #2. He allegedly replied, "Where did you get this crazy girl? She is wasted."
DeLeon and her friends left the strip club around 5:00 a.m. Girl #1 told police she overheard LaLicata telling DeLeon he did not want this getting out.
West Allis Police Lieutenant Jessica Johnson says surveillance video shows LaLicata sexually assaulting two women as they try to kick him away. In the criminal complaint Lt. Johnson reports seeing LaLicata grabbing and dragging back the girls as they tried to leave the VIP room.
LaLicata is facing perjury charges for saying he never went into the Crazy Horse, but only took the girls to the adjoining property while under oath.
DeLeon is also facing perjury charges for testifying under oath that she and her friends never went into the Crazy Horse that morning. She says they left the property next to the strip club and went home. The criminal complaint says video evidence proved these statements to be false.
If convicted of three counts of second degree sexual assault and perjury, LaLicata will face up to 126 years in prison.
If convicted of perjury, DeLeon will face up to six years in prison.