A preda­tor who tricked four straight men into hav­ing blind­folded sex with him by mas­querad­ing as a woman on­line has been jailed in Bri­tain for 15 years.

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A preda­tor who tricked four straight men into hav­ing blind­folded sex with him by mas­querad­ing as a woman on­line has been jailed in Bri­tain for 15 years.

Duarte Xavier, 33, posed as “Ana” on dat­ing apps and sent provoca­tive im­ages to fool the vic­tims into meet­ing for sex­ual en­coun­ters.

Af­ter be­ing lured to his flat or parks with the “de­lib­er­ate and cruel tac­tics”, the vic­tims, aged be­tween 26 and 45, were then blind folded through­out the en­counter.

Pass­ing sen­tence at Kingston Crown Court yes­ter­day, Vice-Judge Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral Michael Hunter said: “By pre­tend­ing you were an at­trac­tive and sex­u­ally ad- ven­tur­ous young woman, you tempted them into en­gag­ing in sex with you.

“I have taken into ac­count your de­lib­er­ate and cruel tac­tics that you care­fully used to sub­ject your vic­tims to this ac­tiv­ity.”

Xavier was re­ported to po­lice af­ter a vic­tim re­moved his blind­fold mid-en­counter. One of his vic­tims was di­ag­nosed with post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der (PTSD), the court heard.

Xavier, who com­mit­ted his of­fences be­tween Fe­bru­ary 2016 and April 2018, was ar­rested twice and re­leased pend­ing in­quiries but not charged un­til his third ar­rest in April. He com­mit­ted two of­fences while on bail.

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