An unlicensed tattoo artist who “exploited and abused” a woman’s trust raped her while she was unconscious in her apartment.
While there, she was dazed and unconscious, and woke up early the next morning to find Dos Santos Silva raping her.
When the ‘distraught’ woman returned home after the attack, Dos Santos Silva sent a text apologizing for ‘messing up’ and asking if she was mad at him .
He was arrested by police on November 3 of that year, claiming he could not remember what had happened, but officers later seized forensic evidence proving his guilt.
Police say it is “potential” that more victims will come forward.
Dos Santos Silva was found guilty of rape in Harrow Crown Court on Thursday and sentenced to 13 years in prison and sentenced to an additional five years in prison. Metropolitan Police Department Said.
A restraining order was also issued prohibiting any direct or indirect contact with the victim.
He was acquitted of the charge of intentionally administering a substance.
detective constable Ian Smiththe Northwest Command Unit said:
“This time he exploited and abused her trust in the most horrible way, making her uncomfortable with provocative comments before raping her.
“Her bravery and bravery are amazing, and I hope that Dos Santos Silva’s imprisonment will help her move on to the next chapter of her life.
“There may be more Dos Santos Silva victims who have not yet come forward.
“We will listen to you, investigate and act.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/wembley-london-brazilian-tattoo-artist-rape-metropolitan-police-london-crime-b1041154.html Wembley: Unlicensed tattoo artist jailed for 13 years after raping unconscious woman