SENTENCED: 18 months in prison for former owner of Crazy Horse strip club, convicted of perjury

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) -- The former owner of a West Allis strip club has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on a perjury charge.

35-year-old Dino Lalicata initially faced four felony charges in the case filed against him: two counts of second degree sexual assault/use of force, one count of second degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim and one count of perjury.

Lalicata stood trial on those charges, and was found guilty of the perjury charge.

On Wednesday, October 29th, Lalicata was sentenced to 18 months in prison on that perjury charge.

LaLicata owned the former Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club in West Allis.

According to a criminal complaint in the case, on June 1st, 2010, 23-year-old Larena DeLeon made arrangements for a group of girls to meet up with LaLicata at Shepherd's Bar.

LaLicata bought all the girls a number of alcoholic drinks, with a victim telling investigators she had at least seven or eight shots, according to the criminal complaint.

Around 1:00 a.m. on June 2nd, the group went to LaLicata's establishment: the Crazy Horse Tavern. There, the complaint indicates LaLicata took two women into a VIP room and sexually assaulted them -- even having sex with one victim while she was passed out.

The other woman in the room told LaLicata he was raping the woman, and he responded: "Where did you get this crazy girl? She is wasted," the complaint said.

The woman realized she had been assaulted after waking up the next day at DeLeon's home, and according to the criminal complaint, she "began freaking out."

The woman filed a civil lawsuit in 2011, and as part of a deposition before a notary public, LaLicata said he never went into the Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club at all on the morning of June 2nd.

In May of 2013, DeLeon also denied that she and the girls went to the establishment.

However, a videotape that has since surfaced records the happenings of that day in the VIP room.

That's why LaLicata and DeLeon were each facing a perjury charge.

DeLeon eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor false swearing charge. She was sentenced to six months in jail with release privileges.

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