Nashville man convicted of raping, robbing pregnant female

A Davidson County jury this week convicted a Nashville man of rates such as rape and robbery after he broke into a pregnant woman’s Antioch apartment and attacked her at knifepoint two a long time ago.

After a 4-working day demo ahead of Circuit Courtroom Choose Jennifer Smith, jurors found 19-year-previous Dantis Lakka-Lako guilty of two counts of rape creating aggravated bodily harm, one count of specially aggravated burglary and one particular rely of particularly aggravated robbery in the Sept. 5, 2019, attack.

Jurors, who handed down the verdict Thursday, also convicted him of two counts of theft of property immediately after the established he stole her purse and vehicle from her residence on the working day of the rape in which Nashville police detectives say the pregnant woman acquired a keep of the rapist’s knife, and cut via a monitor of her 3rd-ground window, ahead of jumping to the floor to escape.

Assistant District Attorney Doug Thurman, who prosecuted the situation, said the woman and her unborn newborn, now a minimal female, survived.

Thurman, who on Friday named the victim “just one of the bravest people he’s at any time satisfied,” said Lakka-Lako faces in between 15 and 86 a long time in prison when he is sentenced next calendar year.

The working day of the assault

The sexual assault took location inside the then 30-yr-aged woman’s Bell Street 3rd-ground apartment, the Metro Nashville Law enforcement Office noted.

Lakka-Lako was 16 at the time and originally billed in juvenile courtroom. His situation was afterwards transferred to adult court docket.

The adhering to is what the jury discovered:

On the working day of the late afternoon attack, Lakka-Lako followed the expecting female to her condominium at 4 p.m. and entered her property.

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