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.