Florida Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Arrested, Charged With Molesting Two Teenage Students

A jiu-jitsu instructor in Davie, Florida was arrested earlier today on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation against one thirteen-year-old and one fifteen-year-old girl, according to WSVN 7 News Miami.

The suspect, 34-year-old Joao Da Silva, is a coach and owner of RAIVA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, according to his Facebook page. Photos from the academy’s website show him wearing a purple belt. The victims were students who claimed that Da Silva touched their breasts under their bras during class.

Da Silva is also involved in a separate case involving a seventeen-year-old girl in Hollywood, Florida. However, the exact details are currently unknown, and the case is pending.

The Jiu-Jitsu Times has reached out to RAIVA BJJ for comment and will provide updates to this story as they become available.

1 COMMENT

  1. jiu jitsu is about contact. If those girls don’t want to be touched, they shouldn’t be doing this type of martial arts.

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