Brown Deer - The group home owner who raped a 15-year-old boy at gunpoint behind bushes on Brown Deer Road in July 2015 was sentenced on Monday, Nov. 22, to 18 years in prison.
Jermarro Dantzler, 38, of Brown Deer pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault and felony bail jumping. In addition to the prison sentence, Dantzler was also sentenced to eight years of extended supervision.
The 15-year-old victim told Brown Deer police he was walking home on July 19, 2015, when Dantzler allegedly grabbed him by the arm in the 6700 block of West Brown Deer Road. The boy said Dantzler was holding a gun, and warned him to "do exactly what I ask you," according to a criminal complaint.
Dantzler led the boy behind some bushes and made him lay in the grass. He also asked the boy his name and where he went to high school, according to the complaint.
After having sex with the boy behind the bushes, he gave the boy two $20 bills.
More than a month after the alleged rape, the boy told Brown Deer police that he received a Facebook invitation from Dantzler, who he recognized as the alleged rapist.
Dantzler was granted a group home license in 2009 to operate Rights of Passage Living Center, 7911 W. Beechwood Ave., Milwaukee. The group home's license was revoked on April 10, 2015, due to financial improprieties, but when Dantzler appealed the revocation, he was allowed to continue to operate during the appeals process. The Department of Children and Families shut down the group home after learning about his arrest.