On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, a 21 year old female reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a male during a private party at a residence in Wareham on the night of Tuesday, August 27, 2013. During investigation of the incident, it was learned that a second female, age 27, also reported being sexually assaulted by the same male during the private party.
The victims reported being assaulted by a male dancer employed by Blaze Entertainment, a business based in Boston, MA. The male dancer, identified as 31 year old Patrick Ladapo of Providence, RI, was requested to perform at the private party and did so under the stage name of “Damion.” The assaults reportedly took place during the dancer’s performance.
As a result of the investigation by officers and detectives of the Wareham Police Department, Patrick Lapado was placed under arrest late Wednesday afternoon at the Wareham Police Department and charged with two counts of Rape and two counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person Over the Age of 14. He was held overnight and will be arraigned at the Wareham 4th District Court on Thursday, August 29th.
Investigation of this incident is ongoing, and detectives urge anyone with possible further information regarding this, or any similar incident, to contact the Wareham Police Department Detective Division at (508) 295-1206, or leave anonymous information by using the “Text-A-Tip” program, which can be accessed at www.warehampolice.com.