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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 34-year-old Dino LaLicata, the owner of the former Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club in West Allis is facing charges, accused of getting two women drunk and sexually assaulting them.

LaLicata faces three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of perjury.

LaLicata was in court Wednesday, August 21st for his preliminary hearing, where it was determined he will stand trial in this case.

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

The criminal complaint says LaLicata bought all the girls a number of alcoholic drinks. A victim stated she had at least seven or eight shots, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint indicates 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 complaint says 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 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. Now, LaLicata and DeLeon each face a perjury charge.

The two will be back in court in September.

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