Police Searching for Other Victims of Jermarro Dantzler
Brown Deer and Milwaukee Police held a joint press conference Thursday afternoon about 37-year-old Jermarro Dantzler, who is charged with raping a 15-year-old boy.
CBS 58 first broke the story about Dantzler, the owner of a local Children's home, "Rights of Passage Living Center."
"Come forward, let people help you" is the message police are sending to other possible victims at Thursday's press conference. They say they've set up a national hotline with missing and exploited children.
CBS 58 first broke the story, and victims have personally called our station from other states claiming they were also a victims at Dantzler's home for boys. After bringing that information to police, they're asking any other victims affected by Jermarro Dantzler to call 1-800-THE-LOST or give a tip online at missingkids.org.
Jermarro Dantzler was released on a $5,000 bail, paying $500.
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We asked police if they were concerned about him being free they said if the allegations are true he would likely only contact boys he knew personally. They say their top priority is helping other victims out there.
"We need to make sure everyone is safe, make sure these people are brought to justice accordingly," says Lt. Lisa Kumbier of Brown Deer Police.
"We don't know where they may be so it's very important to get this message out to potential victims to let them know who they can call and reach out to talk to," continued Lt. Kumbier.
Dantzler's boys home, Rights of Passage, has been shut down.