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Teen arrested in Nashville burglary, rape of pregnant woman

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 11:07 AM -04:00 Updated:
Dantis Lakka-Lako. WSMV photo Dantis Lakka-Lako. WSMV photo

Police have identified the teenager arrested in connection with the burglary and rape that happened late Wednesday afternoon at an Antioch apartment complex.

According to police, the pregnant victim jumped out of a third-floor window to escape her attacker at The Overlook Apartment Homes on Bell Road. She suffered serious injuries and is still in the hospital.

Metro Nashville Police Department officials tweeted Tuesday that the suspect, Dantis Lakka-Lako, who turned 17 Tuesday, has been arrested.

Police said the suspect stole the victim's car, a dark green Toyota Camry. Video of the suspect leaving in the vehicle can be seen here.

The car was found by police Friday morning at the Hickory Trace Apartments on Hickory Hollow Place. Police said residents in the area noticed the vehicle and called authorities. Lakka-Lako lives in that apartment complex.

Police say they forensically analyzed the vehicle and connected Lakka-Lako to the crimes. He was arrested after making statements in an interview with lead detective Kim Rothwell. Lakka-Lako is charged with aggravated rape, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

Authorities also say that a person matching the suspect's description used the victim's stolen credit card four times at a convenience store on Bell Road in the days following the rape and burglary.

Read more at WSMV's website


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