Rapist jailed for spiking two men's drinks and sexually assaulting them near Banbury

"Da Silvaneto is a sexual predator and a very dangerous man, as such the streets are a much safer place with him behind bars," said police

By News Reporter
Thursday, 7th July 2022, 5:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th July 2022, 6:05 pm

A rapist has been jailed for spiking two men's drinks and then sexually assaulting them near Banbury.

At Oxford Crown Court today (July 7), Luiz Inacio Da Silvaneto, aged 36, of Riverlight Quay, Wandsworth, London, was jailed for 22 years after he was found guilty of two counts of administering a substance with intent to stupefy/overpower to allow sexual activity; one count of rape; two counts of causing a male 13 or over to engage in a penetrative sexual activity without consent.

On November 10 2021, the first victim was with Da Silvaneto at a property in Middle Barton.

Luiz Inacio Da Silvaneto

They both had some alcoholic drinks, when the victim started to feel tired and lost consciousness.

Later, the victim awoke to find Da Silvaneto sexually assaulting him.

However, the victim couldn’t move his limbs due the effects of drugs that Da Silvaneto had administered in the drinks the victim had consumed earlier in the evening.

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Luiz Inacio Da Silvaneto

A month later, on December 10, Da Silvaneto targeted his second victim, another man.

The victim was enjoying a night out at a bar in Chelsea, London.

Upon leaving the bar, the victim tried to organise a taxi, when he encountered Da Silvaneto who was driving a vehicle in the area.

The victim cannot remember any further details about the rest of the evening, other than being forced to consume a short drink.

When the victim woke up the next day he was in an unknown property, which Thames Valley Police later established was the same property in Middle Barton in which the first victim was sexually assaulted.

This victim had been drugged and raped by Da Silvaneto.

During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Da Silvaneto had spent the earlier part of the evening of December 10 approaching males in public toilets and attempting to engage with them.

Da Silvaneto pleaded guilty to a number of drug possession offences but was found not guilty of one count of kidnapping; one count of committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence; one count of administering a substance with intent to stupefy / overpower to allow sexual activity.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector James Holden-White said: “I am pleased that Luiz Inacio Da Silvaneto has been jailed for 22 years for his heinous crimes. Da Silvaneto is a sexual predator and a very dangerous man, as such the streets are a much safer place with him behind bars.

“Da Silvaneto used what presents as a well-practiced modus operandi; targeting men, administering a substance to incapacitate and overpower his chosen victim, and then engaging in sexual activity with them, knowing they are not in a position to consent.

“Da Silvaneto deliberately targeted heterosexual men whom he believed would be especially unlikely to report the offences to police, but he was wrong.

“The two victims have shown immense bravery throughout and it is because of them that Da Silvaneto has been convicted and jailed.

“We are keeping an open mind as to the possibility that Da Silvaneto has committed other offences.

“Therefore, if you have any information regarding this investigation please contact Thames Valley Police via the following email address [email protected]

“Alternatively, you can make a report online or call 101, quoting reference ‘Operation Jion’. You can also report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

“We are working with the charity, the Survivors Trust, who can be contacted by calling 08088 010818 or visiting its website at www.thesurvivorstrust.org

“We have dedicated officers who are specialised in investigating sexual offences.

“We will listen, investigate appropriately and help victims to access any support services tailored to their needs.

“Please be reassured that the identity of any victims will be protected.”