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Male dancer accused of sexually assaulting two women

Alleged assaults happened at at private party in Wareham

A male dancer who performed at a private party in Wareham on Tuesday was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two women he had been hired to entertain, officials said.

Patrick Ladapo, 31, of Providence pleaded not guilty Thursday in Wareham District Court to two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, said Bridget Norton Middleton, a spokeswoman for the Plymouth district attorney.

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Ladapo was ordered held on $20,000 cash bail, ordered to surrender his passport if he has one, and ordered to have no contact with the two women. He is scheduled to return to court Sept. 26 for a probable cause hearing, Middleton said.

Ladapo is employed by Blaze Entertainment, based in Boston, and was using the stage name Damion at a private party in Wareham Tuesday, police said. He was arrested Wednesday, police said.

A 21-year-old told police Wednesday that she had been assaulted at the party. Police began an investigation and found that a 27-year-old woman also reported being assaulted at the party, police said.

The names of the women are being withheld by Wareham police. The Globe does not publish the names of alleged sexual assault victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wareham police at 508-295-1206.

Melissa Hanson can be reached at melissa.hanson@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson.
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