Davie Jiu-Jitsu School Owner Accused Of Lew Behavior With Minors

Authorities have arrested the owner of a Jiu-Jitsu school in Davie who is accused of lewd and lascivious misconduct involving minors.

Joao Da Silva, 34, owner and instructor at Raiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on W. State Road 84, was arrested Tuesday, Davie Police officials said.

He is facing charges for two cases in Davie. A third alleged incident is being investigated by Hollywood Police, according to authorities.

An arrest affidavit suggests the cases in Davie involve a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old. 

Davie Police officials said it's possible there are more victims.

Da Silva was booked on three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor and one count of sexual assault, according to online records.

According to the affidavit, the Hollywood case involves a 17-year-old victim. Officials in Hollywood said the investigation is ongoing.


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