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51-year-old Claudio Sergio Da Silva, who sexually abused 3 young boys over a period of 6 years, has today (Tuesday) been jailed for 10 years.

Da Silva, of Monks Walk in East Cowes, began abusing his first victim in 2010 before going on to sexually assault 2 other boys – who were under the age of 16 at the time. The assaults continued until 2016.

The paedophile’s reign of abuse was brought to an end when the brave boys came forward and reported it.

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Following an investigation, Da Silva was charged with 6 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and 1 count of sexual assault.

Although Da Silva denied the offences, he was convicted by a jury at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday (7th February). He appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court today where His Honour Judge Melville QC jailed him for 10 years, for what he described as “systematic abuse”, and handed him an unlimited Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

PSI Claire Linton, from Isle of Wight CID, said:

“I cannot emphasise enough the strength and bravery of these young boys. It is down to them that this dangerous sex offender has been taken off the streets.

“I would encourage anyone who has been victim of this type of offence to come forward and speak to us.

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“We understand this can be a really difficult thing to do, but I hope the verdicts of the jury and the sentencing are reassurance that we take these allegations seriously and you will be listened to.”

An NSPCC spokesperson said:

“The extent of Da Silva’s abuse is truly appalling, but those he targeted have brought his horrific offences to light through their courage in speaking out. We hope they are getting all the support they need.

“The NSPCC listens to adult survivors of childhood abuse, no matter when it took place, on 0808 800 5000. Children can speak to trained Childline counsellors 24/7 on 0800 1111.”

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Good. Another one off the streets and so close to home….


Should have strung him up waste tax payers money hes better off than alot of decent people


I wonder if he was originally from the UK? Maybe he’s abused in other countries. Something you here that these people do, move around to avoid detection.

Stuart Ashley

We have for years let these dregs into our country and given them benefits etc. When we try to get rid of this scum back to where they came from, they have all the free legal rights!
Deport these lumps of shit!


Open up Alcatraz again and send him there..


I thought the Island was the new Alcatraz! Thers loads of them in the Island prisons…

Steven brookes

Take him out to sea and just throw him overboard scumbag !!!!!


More like Guantanamo bay

Marc hughes

Should have got life!


WTF that vile scum lives opposite me. Always thought he was a bit weird. Hope he gets what he really deserves in prison!

Cull The Scum

He won’t though Diss. he’ll be protected from the other prisoners at a cost of £1000 per day billed to us mugs. Bloody place is full of them,nearly every week one is being tried for the offense, what’s going on, they all being shipped here or what?


Too many people in this country have too many excuses for low-life like this, it’s happening all over the country and ignored by social services, school’s, police ect ect.

Rochdale, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Oxford, just to name a few comes to mind….


How very brave of those boys to come forward.

Yoshikage Kira

Dunno why we don’t have an isolation system in prisons like in Norway.
Where you are only let out an hour a day to exercise in a tiny yard, or out for meals for your 4 minute trip to the canteen, wherein you eat your food on your own in your cell.


Do gooders and human rights stopping it happening Yosh, No one in government especially this one gives a shit about the human rights of the victims, he’ll be protected `from other prisoners because of HIS human rights,that’s why the place is inundated with low life because most of them know they will get a better life inside than most of us poor sods out here


Yes this is exactly it. Chemical castration and a life sentence served in a normal wing of a prison. The offending rate will half over night.


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