São Paulo civilian police arrested a man posing as a cultural producer for mistreating women who were looking for a place for theatrical performances. Rodner Martins de Almeida, 37, is being investigated for sexual abuse related to fraud, rape, and personal imprisonment.
The victims informed the police that the man introduced himself as a cultural producer and invited them to the boarding house where he was to check the actress. When they arrived, Rodner said the women had to have sex with him as part of the trials. At least two women refused and told police that they had been raped. Rodner denied the allegations.
Four women have already testified and recognized the producer, three more should be heard later this week. According to investigations, Rodner used social networks to attract victims.
“To many of the girls who refused to say“ I don't want to ”during this test, he even threatened to leave the victim in a private prison in this small room. It will close and leave the girl there, ”said Commissioner Wilson Roberto Zampieri.
According to the deputy investigating the fictitious producer case, Rodner is responding in court to another allegation of sexual violence through fraud. The case occurred in 2017, in the city of Susano, Greater Sao Paulo. Now the police will consider videos shot on cameras that were in the boarding house where Rodner was arrested. The case is being investigated in the 5th police district (PD) in the vicinity of Aklimasao.
The latest Infocrim data released by the Public Security Bureau shows that in September 2019 the number of rapes increased by 12 percent compared to the same period last year. The penalty for rape is six to ten years in prison.