Creepy cafe owner who offered 16-year-old waitress $ 200 for sex is locked up – fear grows that his whole family could be deported
- Miguel Dantas De Sa, 28, was jailed for forcing his employee to expose himself
- He forced the 16-year-old to pull her pants down in a locked cool room in a cafe
- With a prison sentence to his name, he will not be able to keep his current visa
- His entire family is dependent on his stay and will likely be deported
A creepy café owner who forced a 16-year-old waitress to expose herself and offered her $ 200 to have sex with him has been jailed.
Miguel Dantas De Sa, 28, was sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment on Thursday for the attack on the young waitress at a cafe in Adelaide on November 12, 2016.
De Sa previously begged the court not to put him in jail because he could see his entire family being deported with their visas, depending on his own country’s ‘good character’ clause.
During the conviction, judge Liesl Chapman told the court that the sentence was required to send a message to other potential predators, according to The advertiser.
“You have sexually assaulted the balance of power between yourself and your employee … she did the brave and right thing and went to the police,” she said.
Miguel Dantas De Sa, 28, was sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment for indecent assault on a 16-year-old waitress
Judge Chapman said De Sa had not regretted his crimes and that the sentence would allow his victim to heal.
“She has been able to process her experience and is well aware that you are entirely to blame for what happened.
De Sa denied the allegations made to the police, but was found guilty of two charges of indecent attacks on the waitress and of communicating with her to obtain sexual activity.
The court previously heard De Sa corner the young girl in a locked cool room with him before asking her if she would have sex with him for $ 200.
When the teenager insisted she should go back to work, he put his fingers in her underwear and forced her to pull her pants down.
After sending a message to his employee to reconsider his offer, she only turned him down to later ask what size underwear she was wearing.
The victim previously told the court that she was overwhelmed with guilt and disgust at the incident.
Judge Chapman said De Sa had not regretted his crimes and that the sentence would allow his victim to heal
Without the support of De Sa’s visa, the temporary visa of his mother, father and sister would be left without their sponsor and deported to Portugal.
Judge Chapman said she understood the situation was fragile, but noted that public safety was paramount.
“A strong message must be sent to the community that this type of behavior will be punished with severe punishment,” she said.
De Sa was sentenced to serve at least 13 months of his prison sentence and has already requested bail.