Nashville teen arrested for raping pregnant woman

Published: Sep. 21, 2018 at 4:40 PM EDT
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A Nashville teenager was arrested on his birthday for raping a pregnant woman in her apartment, CBS affiliate WTVF reported.


occurred two weeks ago, and WTVF reported that the victim came home from the store around 4:10 p.m. A man came into her bedroom with a knife shortly after she entered.

He told her not to run and demanded money before taking her purse then raping her.

During the struggle, the woman hit her attacker which caused him to flee. She used the knife to slash through a window screen and jumped out of it.

A week after the attack, police identified her attacker as 17-year-old Dantis Lakka-Lako. Officials arrested him on his 17th birthday.

WTVF reported he was charged with aggravated rape, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Lako had a detention hearing scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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