Police: West York man raped juvenile, then gave her $120 cash

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Takanii Dante Beatty

A West York man allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl and gave her $120 in cash, police said.

Takanii Dante Beatty, 45, is charged with forcible rape, patronizing a victim of sexual servitude, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault and corruption of minors, all felonies. 

The 13-year-old victim told West York Borough Police that she and another woman, known as "Lele," met up with Beatty who drove them to buy Hennessey and snacks on Dec. 28, police said.

They went back to an apartment, located at 1687 Westgate Drive, where Beatty forced the victim to drink several glasses of Cognac and take a shower with Lele, charging documents allege.

Beatty then got alone with the victim and raped her. Afterward, he gave her $120 in cash, police allege. 

On Jan. 28, police interviewed a man who confirmed he came home to his apartment at Westgate Drive and found Beatty with the 13-year-old girl and Lele. He then went into his bedroom with Lele, while the 13-year-old girl stayed in the living room with Beatty, police said.

Beatty is also charged with misdemeanor counts of patronizing prostitutes and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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He was arraigned Friday morning and is in York County Prison on $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for May 5 before District Judge Keith L. Albright.