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Man Convicted Of Dorm Attack Registered As Sex Offender In Poughkeepsie

Dante Beamon.
Dante Beamon. Photo Credit: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

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.

Further information on Beamon from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services can be accessed by clicking here.

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