Rapist who attacked woman at Enfield party jailed for six years

Marcelle DaCosta described as “extremely dangerous and predatory”

Convicted rapist Marcelle DaCosta (credit Met Police)
Convicted rapist Marcelle DaCosta (credit Met Police)

A man has been jailed for raping a woman while she slept at a party in Enfield.

Marcelle DaCosta, aged 36 from Leyton, was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court today (Wednesday) after being unanimously found guilty of rape at the same court following the conclusion of his trial in January.

The court heard that victim, aged in her 20s, attended a party in Enfield on 6th February 2021. She left the gathering and attended two further addresses with DaCosta and two others. The woman twice tried to leave the parties. In the early hours of the morning of 7th February 2021, in the second address in Enfield, the woman fell asleep and DaCosta raped her.

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Detective Sergeant Myles Bossman, who led the investigation, said: “DaCosta is an extremely dangerous and predatory individual who will now spend a significant period of time behind bars. He subjected a woman scarcely known to him to a serious sexual assault and has shown no remorse for his actions.

“While this case has now concluded, I hope it sends a strong message that the Met is committed to supporting victims of sexual violence and working tirelessly to ensure those who commit such despicable crimes are put before the courts to face the consequences of their actions.”

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