The man accused of forcing himself on a female student in her SUNY Purchase dorm room in 2010 has registered as a sex offender in Poughkeepsie, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
In 2011, Dante Beamon, 31, pleaded guilty to felony counts of first-degree attempted rape and burglary for his role in a November 2010 incident in her dorm at the college.
According to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 13, 2010, Beamon entered his victim’s dorm and demanded she remove her clothing and they have sex. Beamon was asked to leave repeatedly before strangling her with a piece of her clothing. She was able to struggle and get away before seeking help.
The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Beamon a level three threat, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.”
Beamon, who formerly was from White Plains but not resides on South Road in Poughkeepsie, is currently under parole and under a 15-year post release supervision by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. He is scheduled to be supervised through 2031.
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