Cristiano De Angelis: Travelling Rapist

Update: Looking for information about Cristiano de Angelis and the charges against him? please read this (probably far-from-exhaustive) long list of testimonies.

Update (Feb. 2016): Rather than taking a strong look in a mirror and reflect on his life choices, Mr. De Angelis has been spending a large amount of time and resources trying to make these pages disappear from the web (and somewhat succeeding). Good thing URLs can be changed.

Meet the Rapist: Cristiano De Angelis

Cristiano De Angelis is an Italian-Brazilian “professor” of economics who enjoys travelling.

Cristiano De Angelis is also a sociopathic sexual predator, who raped a 20-year-old woman in Kyoto, sexually assaulted at least one other person and generally behaved like a pathetic excuse for a human being toward all the people unlucky enough to cross his path during his travels through South-East Asia.

Abusing the trust and generosity of people in the Couchsurfing hospitality exchange community and craftily creating new profiles each time, Cristiano De Angelis was able to slip unnoticed from one unsuspecting host to the next. There is no telling (yet) of his actions throughout SE Asia, until his arrival in Kyoto:

M is a 20-year-old Japanese friend of mine, loved and trusted by all her friends: not just the local Kyoto community, but also the many dozens foreign travellers she hosted in her home, out of a sincere desire to exchange with other cultures and make the world a better place for people. It may sound a bit naive, even dangerous, but the Couchsurfing system of trust has worked well for millions of people so far. And while she may not have been as cautious as a young single woman ought to be in her situation, her heart was in the right place and nothing could justify what happened to her.

When she first met Cristiano De Angelis and immediately felt uneasy about his lack of manners and rude behaviour, she should have kicked him out and left it there. But being a gentle, trusting, young person, she felt a responsibility toward him for initially accepting to host him (a sense of obligation he thoroughly used and abused). Instead of using her prerogative to change her mind, she looked past his unpleasantness and tried to be an agreeable host.

In Mr. De Angelis’ sick mind, this probably meant it was not only OK, but even risk-free to slip in her bed the following night and force himself onto her despite her best efforts to push him away: after all, what impressionable 20-year-old would have the courage to make a fuss about being raped by the very man she willfully let stay in her house?

He was right.

Not only did M. feel too helpless to do anything after Cristiano De Angelis raped her, merely relieved to go to sleep (at which point he apparently further undressed her to take pictures), but she kept shut about it for a while, until she progressively confided in a few people and finally told a group of us the whole story in private.

Unfortunately, nothing any of us said could convince M. to file an official police complaint. Like many women in her case, M. felt a part of responsibility and shame for what had happened and thought the best course of action was to move on with her life and “not make a fuss”. You cannot believe how mad this makes me, but it is ultimately her decision to make1Please keep this story in mind the next time you hear some idiot suggest that a rape victim somehow “deserved” it or bears even a part of the blame (for the way she dressed, letting the rapist buy her a drink etc.): decades of blame-the-victim and casual attitude toward rape cases by the Japanese police (greatly improved nowadays, but still strong in people’s minds) are the reason that people like M. will rather keep it to themselves than endure the trouble and perceived humiliation of filing a complaint..

Meanwhile, Cristiano De Angelis did not dwell on things: he promptly moved to Tokyo, where he went on to abuse a new unsuspecting host with behaviours running the spectrum from utter rudeness to sexual harassment, including: bringing back a random girl to have sex at his host’s place (serving her the bottle of champagne his host kept in his fridge) and masturbating on his host’s bed after his sexual advances had been sternly rebuffed2All of this pales by comparison to what he did in Kyoto, but that’s what they call character evidence..

He has since then been sighted in Malaysia, where his antics were fortunately limited to rudeness, casual racism and generally behaving like an arrogant moron. By now, most of the Couchsurfing community in Asia has been warned to look out for him and he should not get another opportunity to abuse the trust and generosity of other unsuspecting hosts. There is unfortunately no guarantee that he will not hurt other people in the future, or that he will ever be made accountable for his crime.

Cristiano De Angelis is not only a rapist, but an unrepentant, repeat offender, with clearly no sense of guilt or remorse. By most people’s account, he is not particularly articulate (euphemism), veering on delusional, which might explain why he never bothered to cover his tracks while committing all this. Or perhaps he just figured that he would be long gone by the time anyone realised what sort of a scumbag he was.

I have no illusion that, back at home (Nice, France, or Padova, Italy, it would seem), Mr. De Angelis is an upstanding citizen, perhaps even liked by his friends and colleagues (he is even a family man, it seems). He is not entirely mistaken in his delusions of impunity: after all, he did get away and will likely not rot in a Japanese cell (or in any other SE Asian country) for a few years like he so richly deserves.

Which is why I am posting this: I do not think I have ever named someone in this manner on this blog, let alone launched such serious accusations, but this is how boiling mad this whole story makes me. If one single person, be it a friend, potential host, prospective employer, ever gets to learn the hideous personality of Cristiano De Angelis through this post (and a little help from Google), it won’t have been a waste of time.

Please spread the word.

If you personally know him and have any doubt about the truth of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me: I will be more than happy to refer you to an arm-length list of direct witnesses who will be glad to corroborate and provide further details. If you have encountered this scum in the past and have any information you feel might be of use to the public, feel free to share below. [Update 01/16/2012:] Better yet, check what all his CS hosts in Asia have to say about him

Update (01/13/2012): After I posted this, my friend M. finally accepted to go together to the police station to file an official complaint:

I just came back from Kyoto Shichijo-Karasuma Police Station, where I took M. to file a formal complaint. Although I of course did not attend the interview itself, what she told me of it was that, according to the police officer, it was “too late to collect physical evidence” and there was therefore nothing to be done (despite mountains of circumstantial evidence and her own word, which should warrant at least some questioning). Judging by the relative brevity of the interview (30-40 minutes), I suspect the officer was not overly motivated in opening a case against a guy long gone from the country, and since M. was rather reluctant to share in the first place, it could not have gone very far.

I was not exactly expecting the Japanese police to send a death squad after that guy through South-East Asia, but one could have hoped that a 20-year-old girl collecting the courage to walk into a police station to report her own rape would get more than a 30-minute interview ending with, I kid you not, advices on how to handle it “the next time it happens” (the next time?!? WTF).

Sad and depressing, but not that surprising.

I guess we can find some solace in the knowledge that Mr. De Angelis might eventually get caught when he does it again3Because he will do it again: sexual predators of his kind, exhibiting such sociopathic tendencies and complete absence of remorse, do not just stop of their own, especially when they feel they will always get away with it.. Until then, if you ever meet Cristiano De Angelis, rapist and scumbag of the earth, do not hesitate to relay my most utter contempt to him.

[Update 01/16/2012:] Still have your doubts and think (rightfully so) that it is too easy for a single person to launch such accusations without proof?

Go have a look at what people, living in six different countries, have to say, independently, about the man.

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  1. Yes: Mr. De Angelis has been actively erasing all traces of his existence online…
    Certainly not the behaviour of an “innocent victim of baseless accusations” and a worrying indication that he might just start again under a different identity…
    If anybody has saved copies of any of the information removed (I saved some but not all of it, as I figured he would do such a thing), don’t hesitate to send it to me (my email address is at the bottom of the post).

  2. Hey Dave,
    Keep us updated on the progress of this. I’m from an online magazine and I’d very much like to report this if something comes out of this.

  3. Hey Dave
    Thanks for reporting this and our heart goes out to this brave woman,who is 1 of probably many who have not come forward.I will be spreading this across the cs community in NZ & Australia and continually name and shame him until he is brought to justice!Love & light to M,kia kaha(be strong).

  4. how we know what u r saying is true? “out of a sincere desire to exchange with other cultures and make the world a better place for people”..punch me in the face! .. I’ve been in CS for 4 years and travelled a lot in SE Asia , specially in that region many females like to sleep with foreigners .. and the opposite in western countries ( like here in Australia) many boys r trying to get girls from CS .. im not saying all but at least 70 % are like that which make the fact that most people using CS to get laid !..and we have to admit it so incidents like this(if it is true) wont happen !..single girls hosting single guys should be careful and able to protect them self for any negative behaviour . and sorry ur friend story doesn’t make alot of sense , she could hit him by something or just run outside ..

  5. You could try to investigate the owner of the domain in order to find out the real data about this guy, real adress, name, etc.

  6. @ Silva : Can you be more specific about what happened in Portugal ? it could help to understand better his personality.

    @ Prabal : in the link you displayed the “messages are hidden” , so not very useful to go further.

    In fact, it appears that his guy has a track record on CS of a list of negative comments and bad behaviours.

    But it is clear now that the security system supposed to protect hosts and guests against those kind of threat is inefficient and can be easily avoided by deleting its profiles.

  7. @Alex
    That is utter rubbish, Most CS people are nice people looking to meet new freinds and explore new places; not sicko’s and perverts.
    I trust those who contact me are genuinly nice people, and I hope I never meet anyone who falls into your so called “70%”

  8. yah that is from my experience.. i met hundreds of coushsurfers and i agree most are nice for those who just want to hangout…but once u deal with hosts and surfers that is like different community !

  9. hey Dave I’d like to help? lets talk over via my email coz I’m pretty sure he reads this thread from time to time. I have a plan.

  10. I would, once and for all, clarify some facts. I would never do anything to a woman that she did’t want and, in the same way,  I wouldn’t  accept that anyone does with my four sisters. 
    When I decided to create a new profile in CS, it was because I had had several positive references and I do not admit that a person, with character deviation, can create stories to clear the conscience of a robbery.
    Well, I went to Japan to spend Christmas and New Year, and meet with some professors in my field of research. 
    When we met at the train station she told me that she was very tired, but she would meet some friends to drink. We went to her home to leave my  bag and she changed her clothes. From the beginning there was a mutual attraction between us. We drink together with her friends and then we returned to her home. Before sleeping I gave a goodnight kiss and, as I already explained, we spent the night together.No problem at all. She was going working in the morning. As I also had a job to do, I stayed at her home a little longer, thinking on taking the train to Tokyo after lunch. However, after realizing that my train ticket was not in my wallet, I decided to call her. As I didn’t receive any answer, I decided to wait her back since I had shown the ticket to her when we came back to her place.
    When she arrived, I asked on the ticket and she was all ashamed and asked me to leave her house. Anyway, I already had plans to catch the night bus (10 hours until Tokyo), if she does not give me back the train ticket (only 2 hours until Tokyo). 
    How someone can accuse other person without any evidence and arguments, without any foundation ? It is easy to throw words to the air and creating several networks, provoking the anger of people who take sides without hearing the other party and without analyzing what actually happened.
    Before drawing conclusions, try to analyze why, if something was wrong at the start of it all, why did she give me a kiss when we woke up and let me stay at her home instead of going to the police immediately to have me arrested? Or even simply shouting out for help,  or even calling her neighbors and to the security?
    Think about this for a second, Why did She need two weeks since the day we met, to finally report her story to the police, and postings on blogs and forums? Is this her way to protect herself from my accusations of theft, of a train ticket worth only about 150 euros to clear her conscience?
    Finally, I would like to add a final point to prove my innocence, I even tried to do my own investigtion. I went to the train station and after showing the inspectors my proof of ticket purchase, they informed me that there was a request for a refund for that particular ticket, but sadly they could not tell who did it.
    I’m quiet because I did nothing wrong and people who knows me will not believe in this story. I hope people who are doing all this turmoil, may think and reflect before making decisions. I searched for a lawyer, because I do not know how to act in these situations. I forgive the people who judge me because I know how they think, but people who crossed the line, creating this blog and contacting my supervisor, my job and family, must answer for their reckless acts that are causing me moral damages.

  11. @ Cristiano

    hehehehh “I’m quiet because I did nothing wrong and people who knows me will not believe in this story..
    People that knows you don´t believe in your story

  12. Hi Dave,

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together for your friend M. I hope she is OK (as OK as she can be in the circumstances). I hope she doesn’t let this type of scumbag, make life long changes to her own views about people, trust, hospitality etc. I know it is easy for me to say so. But if this loser manages to change her, then that I feel would be the the worst outcome of all.

    Someone called Alice, (post below) had I think a good idea, especially in these types of occurrences, I think could really help. If it is already there, then I haven’t seen it nor was I told of it when i signed up.

    Why is there not a CS group page, for all these scumbags?

    If there was such a group, people can post (like what you have done) whatever evidence (requests, references, photos etc) on here of individuals that they deem (from their own experiences) are a real danger to the rest of the community.
    This will somewhat prevent these scumbags from just creating another profile and start afresh. If there is sufficient info, requests, photos, etc, as evidence, it will be difficult to escape scrutiny.
    It will enable anyone to check this group prior, to see if they are about to say YES to host someone but is already on this ‘pervert’ list. Sure this is not a fool proof system. But even if I say NO to someone who remotely sounds/looks like the person, but it ends up not being the same individual, at the end of the day, safety of the host has to come first. After all it is my couch, my space…

    CS is the best equipped to do something like this. But i doubt they would unfortunately. I am at a loss as to why CS does not have an official ‘OFFENDER” list.

    Whilst I do believe in people being deemed innocent until proven guilty, IF someone has already racked up more than their fair share of negative references (like this loser), then I think the ‘community’ must come before the individual’s rights.
    Obvious as it may seem, this (what has happened to M and others) type of occurrence threatens the true spirit and worse the long term viability of CS.


    Alice says:
    2012-01-13 at 8.58 pm

    It may be an idea to actually start a CS group dedicated to CS “crime”, it seems that a number of these awful people travel wider than any one group spans, this guy contacted me whilst I was in Bristol. If we had a central group then it would raise awareness much faster than if it is only flagged in the group where the incident occured

  13. OMG Cristiano, perhaps you have not read yet, what some of your other previous hosts in Southeast Asia reported about you, independently at different forums…

  14. Fellows:
    I hosted Cristiano for 3 nights at my place. We had nice chats on his PhD proposal and aboput other issues. Cristiano has always been respectful at me. I showed him around and didn’t feel he could be such dangerous character as some are saying. He is being judged on the basis of one thing that was not proved. As far as I am concerned, he was very polite, quite and kind person. Just thought I need to say this as I meet ghim persoanlly and he was very respectful.

  15. I am a member of CouchSurfing for 4 years and damn i have seen and heard so many things. IF Christiano did no wrong, i dare him to go back to Japan. That’s the obvious fact. Go back to Japan Christiano since you said you are innocent. I dare you!

    We never know whose side is true or false. But everything i have read in the CS forum, eg: Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, SE ASIA shows a lot of bad side of this dickhead. Excuse my French.

    Anyway, my deepest sympathy to M. Hope she is doing good now.

    On the other side, some of us might think this is just a made up story from M. Some will believe her side of story and get really angry.

    Trust me when i say, as i am not taking sides as i am not one to judge. But if wanna score this up, best way for now is the lie detector test. Of course it is not 100% BUT it is after all 95% accurate.

    Stories can be made. Bad people are everywhere. What goes around, comes around. Just my 2 cents. stay safe everyone and may justice is served. In a legal way that is.


  16. @ Sunshine: Most probably you wrote a very positive reference for him then, at the time you hosted him.

    Please post your profile in CS or here, just to have a look at the ‘original’ reference, otherwise you are simply considered a sock puppet.

    What other hosts – other people he met, said about him, is visible on CS at different countries – cities forums. None of them was positive.

    Any reason why Cristiano created 5-6 times new profiles in the past few weeks?

  17. SUNSHINE where are you from and when did you host Cristiano. You are the first person I have encountered on so many blogs and forums who spoke positive about him. Can you send me a link of your couchsurfing profile if you mind? Forgive me if I am doubtful coz who knows maybe you’re Cristiano.

  18. I hope you get what you deserve Cristiano. What? You think every Asian girl is attracted to you just because they are hosting you? Purleeezeee… What a thoroughly unpleasant, rude, ignorant guy. This reminds me of what happened in Airbnb (with the guest who trashed the host’s apartment) and Airbnb had to relent and share all information with the police. I hope CS will do the same. Lets keep it safe and purge these scums out.

  19. @dave: just so u know the Manila CS community is also concerned with this. thank you for the heads up. im glad how strong CS community can be. To M, i pray that you remain strong and let not this hideous experience break you.

    and to the mr. Cristiano de Angelis, u might have escaped Japan’s clutches but cyberjustice can be pretty hurtful too. goodluck on your future employers…and did i say how your kid will look at you as well? 🙂

  20. @Cristiano: as poor defenses go, yours is one of the weakest I could ever think of. A couchsurfer that had hosted 35 people before without the slightest problem and mountains of positive reviews in return, suddenly decided to steal your ¥12,000 train ticket and made up a rape story to divert attention from it? That’s your story?! Among the 1000 things wrong with this nonsensical claim: if you really thought she had “stolen” that ticket from you (and why in the world would she even have any reason to do so), why didn’t you go to the police yourself? I fail to see how the theft of a ticket would be an event so traumatising (unlike rape) that you couldn’t lodge a complaint immediately.

    Once more, this is not a case of “one person” launching accusations at you. By now, there are multiple independent CSers in separate cities, all describing you in more-or-less the same terms: rude, aggressive, sexually predatory and the worst CS experience of their life. Go read what your host Anderson in Tokyo had to say about you, what your host Mandy in Bangkok immediately wrote when she heard about you… what the vast majority of the people who’ve met you wrote in different CS threads and in these comments…
    The only reason you were able to get away with your behaviours so far, is that you have kept moving and erasing your tracks on CS, making each of your victims believe it was just some isolated incident. Now that the community has started talking in public about you, every bit of truth about your despicable actions is coming to light.

    As Silva said: people that know you do not believe in your story.

    You say you are looking into hiring a lawyer? Oh… but please by all means do! M. and I are eagerly awaiting you here in Japan: as I said many times, I want nothing more than a trip to the local police station with the three of us. Let’s see how that turns out for you.
    But we both know more publicity and extra legal scrutiny is the last thing you want: by now there are way too many people who have come out to speak up about how you treated them. If you know what is good for you, you will thank your lucky star that you miraculously avoided rotting in a jail somewhere in Asia, crawl back to where you came from and never contact a single person on any hospitality exchange network, ever again…

    @Alex: what you wrote is repugnant. The only reason I am not deleting your comment is that I think it is a great example of the type of sexist rhetoric found in some pig westerners travelling SE Asia. You are perfectly entitled to doubt my story, but your implications that Asian women on CS are somehow “looking to sleep with foreigners” and moreover, that it would make rape a somewhat acceptable occurrence, is beyond the pale.

    @Jap: my email is at the bottom of the article. Feel free to contact me. However, I don’t think there is much else to do beside making sure people are warned (and possible previous victims come forward).

    @Sunshine: thanks for taking the time to bring your view. However you have to realise that 1) it would be helpful if you provided a link to your CS profile or any other ways of proving that you are not a sock puppet (feel free to send it to me in private, if you would rather not have it published here) 2) you are one of the very few people to speak even somewhat positively about Cristiano, out of dozens that have met him (and have had overwhelmingly horrible experiences with him). As I’ve said: I have no doubt that he can behave in a normal way at least some of the time. I don’t think anybody would make it alive to his age, while behaving like this with everybody they met (but he certainly seems to be getting close to it)…
    If you read through the (now numerous) testimonies from people who have hosted him, I think there is an obvious pattern difference between people who have hosted him in Asia and those who have interacted with him before that, in Europe. It is quite clear that Cristiano has developed some warped sense of impunity during his travels here, or the not-so-rare perception (cf Alex above) that Asian women were somehow less worthy of respect and easier to force into sex… At any rate, your (yet unverified) testimony is still the lone (two, with Raquel’s) positive one, in a sea of deeply negative feedbacks.

  21. Hi all, first of all I just want to say that I first heard about this incident through a CS group called Neo-Hippy (pretty righteous)… well word does spread quickly does it not? I love the internet because of this, because We The People can communicate together instantly.

    Well anyway, I’m writing because I wanted to mention and clear up somethings: Yes I see many people’s point of view that we CANNOT and we SHOULD NOT just form a mob and go after this guy Cristiano de Angelis physically. We do need some proof and CLEAR explanations.

    So hey you, Cristiano de Angelis, how do you explain that so many people who met you say the same things about you that you are rude, selfish, not-a-good-guest, etc, etc??

    While it is true that we cannot know what has happened between you and M in her house, we can draw the conclusion that something definitely has happened. You ARE being accused of something very serious, and so far you have NOT defended yourself well.

    – Can you show us proof that you in fact purchased a train ticket (which you claim we stolen or went missing from your wallet)?

    – Was that train ticket purchased under your name, and if so with what method of payment and on what date?

    – Can you please tell us when and how you also purchased a bus ticket to Tokyo (WHICH YOU DID END UP USING as you already stated, since you say your train ticket was stolen). If you had realized that your train ticket was stolen then you must have purchased a bus ticket afterwards, so a date on the ticket would prove more of your story… I mean you must have the stub from the used bus ticket, or a record on the Japan Bus system that shows a ticket was purchased at a certain hour by yourself…

    – Also, why have you not gone to the police to file a claim against M when you realized that your train ticket was missing?

    Man, this all is about PROOF. And if you don’t like people accusing you of RAPE and SEXUAL Misconduct then you need to prove your story!! I’m not mad at you… not yet, not until it is clear beyond any reasonable doubt that you did in fact violate one of my earthly sisters! Nobody should EVER force anyone else into ANY situation they are not comfortable with, especially sex.
    But at the moment I’m just trying to clear this up for myself and all the rest of the world. So please answer my questions. And be prepared for more questions, as many folks want to know exactly what has happened!

    ALSO, I’m personally willing to raise money on your behalf to pay for your flight from where ever you are now back to Japan to meet with the police and clear up this entire story… And listen, don’t bullshit us with some lame excuse that you are on your way to study your PhD because you’re being labeled throughout the world as a RAPIST!!! Forget a PhD, you could be in serious trouble if you meet the wrong person who thinks that you are a serial rapist… so do yourself and everyone a HUGE favor and go back to Japan at once.

    Like I said, I’m willing to personally find funding to pay your way from wherever you may be in this world right now, straight back to Japan! A plane ticket is not that expensive!! And I’m sure enough people are willing to chip in if it means justice!

    And by the way, I still was not able to understand your reasoning as to why you keep deleting your profiles on CS. Can you please explain that in clear terms for us all!

    Thank you kindly,
    … from someone who’s hosted hundreds of CS-ers,
    Petre C.

  22. I wrote an email with your blog page link and I sent it to all emails addresses I found on the website on which he is working for in Brazil, I hope it will be enough to blame him for what he did once he will be back to Brazil. if you know people he knows personally do that as well.

    Bastards like him should be embarassed of going out of home again

  23. …and i was wondering how many days Prof. Cristiano De Angelis’ website will be under maintenance 🙂

  24. I did a WHOis search on his domain name. Seems at one point he worked for the Brazilian government.

    WHOIS information for :

    [removed WHOIS output as it is quite lengthy and contains personal information about him that I would rather not be showing on this website — Dave]

  25. Let’s keep on writing guys, thanks to google algoritm dave’s page it already appears as 4th result in case someone will type professor cristiano de angelis…reputation of this scumbag will be on the web forever! keep on writing everywhere the keywords cristiano de angelis, professor, rapist etc

  26. I think this ‘Cristiano’ guy should be reported to Interpol, honestly. I’d imagine they’d have more power over this matter than the local police stations of Japan/Malaysia/Singapore etc.

    I hope someone catches this guy. Or that he gets hit by a bus.

  27. The problem is this kind of guy are usually good looking and could easily pick up girls from pub, bar etc and all the attention he get from girls from these bar and pub gave me the okay to be rude. Now this guy wanted some adventure and he is picking up girls elsewhere with all the confident he learnt from the pub he thinks every girls love him. Yeah the girls might also needed to be blamed because they all thought he is cute and they let me advanced before it’s too late and usually these girls reject those honest suitor that does not look as look. There are too many of these “Cristiano” guy around always waiting around to take any victim. Girls need to be told – you will never trust a good looking guy(or anyone) or put yourself in harm-way because this guy thought you like them and they are taught to act rude and they thought you love it like that ! Sometimes they kill if you rejected them .. Just stay out of harm way. be smart ….please

  28. People with any lingering doubts about this story might be interested in this new post:

    I compiled and copy-pasted without the slightest alteration the testimonies of all the people who have so far publicly come forward about their experience with Cristiano De Angelis.

    PS: if you posted about your encounter in the comments above and did not include any elements of identification, please do contact me (here or by mail) so that I can verify you are indeed who you say you are, and I will be happy to include your testimony (positive or negative) to this very damning list..

  29. OH NO!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!! I am Ana I live in SPAIN, GALICIA. I received some weird messeges from this CRISTIANO ITALIAN BRAZILIAN GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He invited me to a private party! And after I said politely no, he wanted to come to OURENSE to meet me up!! This was MArch and April 2011. He said the same story about being and economist! This is so horrible! It could have happened to me and who knows what has happened in SPAIN! with this guy!!!

    I COPY PASTE ONE BY ONE the messeges I had with him, he did seem weird!!!


    from Cristiano Angelis (Lagos, Faro, Portugal)
    sent March 29th, 2011 – 8:47 pm
    replied Mar 31, 2011 12:11 pm

    Hello Ana,

    I hope things are going well with you.

    My name is Cristiano De Angelis. I am a professor of Economics
    and a Planning Analyst in the Planning Ministry in Brazil. Last July I received a license for completing my PhD. in Knowledge Management at Padova University. But the course did not suit me and then i decided to change to Minho University, Department of Information Science, four months ago.
    Since last week, I am living in Baiona beach, in order to concentrate on my Thesis and I usually go to Portugal on Friday to meet my advisor.

    Well, Me, Raul (YANQUICHARRUA in Baiona CS Group) and my flatmate Page Gottheim decided to do a Brazilian dinner tomorrow night and i would love to invite you. Actually, we invited 8 people.

    If you want, you can bring something to drink. Anyway, i will prepare Caipirinha, a typical drink in Brazil.

    By the way, do you have skpye or msn? I would love to make friends in Spain.

    Ps. My place is in front of the Parador, number 9, 3E.

    please, confirm your presence.

    a brazilian hug,


    to Cristiano Angelis (Lagos, Faro, Portugal)
    sent March 31st, 2011 – 12:11 pm

    Hi Cristiano:

    It´s kind of strange and cool at the same time, to receive CS invitations to a private Party, I must tell you I don´t even live near BAOINA beach, I live in Ourense, you must be confused of City, or else. But thanks in advanced for the excentric invitation if there is no kind of confusion.

    Your dinner seems great, I love Brazil and in fact a good friend of mine is brazlian and I learned portuguese with him. I won´t go to your party all though, because it seems weird. I am very honest with you, but a girl is not crossing the entire provice to go to a Brazilian party of people that all though they are COUCH SURFERS are not making a formal or normal request, some thing that is not created as an event, all though it must be a very intersting one, sorry for being paranoid, must be my colombian background.

    Have a beautifull day Cristiano, and good luck with your studies.

    Muita obrigada por sua invitaciao.


    from Cristiano Angelis (Lagos, Faro, Portugal)
    sent April 12th, 2011 – 8:15 pm

    Hello Ana,

    How are you?

    I am going to Ourense with a Professor tomorrow at 1030am. Before going to Ourense we go to a Conference in Laias. I will arrive in the lunchtime in Ourense.
    do you have plans for the afternoon? How about a coffee?

    What is your phone?



    WE HAVE TO STOP THIS RAPIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After this last request I never replied to him again.

  30. lol delete my comments mate i dont care .. my point was clear..of course i don’t support rape i just highlighting that many people r Using cs to get laid males and females.. otherwise u r living in denial !

  31. I meet Cristiano and he is not this kind of person. In fact, there are many other fuckers at CS that fucked you in many other different ways. I wish Dave haven’t delete the messages from this blog that my friends left since all this story started. Indeed I know 4 people – all female – and I called them after I read this to ask what their opinion was. None of them has a badopinion about this guy. One of them even left her daugther with him while she went out. There is nothing similiar to this happening with any other of us. That all we can say. One of them wrote in this blog and her comment wass deleted. So please be correct and listen other opnions without judging immediatly.

  32. @sissi: I have not deleted a single comment from this post (except some very offensive/spammy ones that had nothing to do with the conversation). Nobody but Raquel and you posted in support of his character. And I have contacted both you and “Raquel” by email in order to give you a chance to prove your identity (in private, if you so desire). You have not replied to my email.
    I am honestly starting to doubt that you are even who you claim you are.

    Incidentally, it does not matter how many people he did not mistreat, there is a growing number of people who have come forward with strong testimonies of his inappropriate behaviour. Feel free to go check the list there:

  33. Ana, it is interesting he told you he was doing a PhD in Knowledge Management (I don’t know what exactly he meant by that, on Padova’s website the PhD is called
    Engineering and Management. He told you he switched course (I don’t know how this works, I am a PhD myself and the procedure is usually more complex but I may be wrong).

    On his website he claimed to be doing a PhD in Padova (Dottorato di Ricerca in Ing. Gestionale ed Estimo – Università degli Studi di Padova from his website) but I couldn’t find his name on this list: (everybody who did a PhD in that sector and already graduated)
    And I couldn’t find him on the lists of current PhD:

    I wrote an email to his supervisor, simply asking if it is true he is associated (or was associated) with the University of Padova, I’ll let you know the answer.
    I looked for his name on the Minho University website, but I couldn’t find him. Maybe someone who speaks Portoguese can check the website?
    I couldn’t find the Department of Information Science here:
    I couldn’t find him among the PhD in the Economics Department:
    Or in the Information Systems Department:

    Maybe someone speaking Portoguese can find his info. At this point it can be useful to understand how much of what he said is true.

  34. Hi…

    This is really the first time I’ve ever-heard of CS. My question is hasn’t anyone ever thought that this could be dangerous? I don’t know. I mean it’s nice that people try to help others. It’s just that I think this is very dangerous. While there is trust, there must be a lot of caution, too. How come nobody sees this as a potential crime-magnet? Please, people, do be careful. You never really know who you let into your home.

    To Cristiano, I don’t want to judge you but it seems there are more information popping up that are against you and frankly, they are quite disturbing. If I were you and I cared about my reputation especially if the allegations were not true, I WOULD be disturbed by all these. Anyway, rude behavior or not, it does not immediately translate to being a rapist. So, if I were you, to be able to put a stop to this, I’d just go back to Japan and prove my innocence. Would you rather that this go on when you have all the means to prove others wrong?

    Why M didn’t report it immediately does not prove she’s lying. Any real PhD-holder, regardless of what field, would be intelligent enough to know by now that people react differently to different things, that rape isn’t just some thing that women can divulge in the open especially in strict cultures like Japan, that any rape victim cannot simply report such incidence for fear of humiliation, neglect, and even getting the blame instead. Lack of precautions aside, rape is rape, and no one should take advantage of such lack.

    Cristiano, the more that you refuse to face your accusers, the more people will think that you really actually raped M. and did those other things in other countries. This is not just a matter of not caring what others think of you. We’re now talking about the law and women’s rights. Frankly, your rebuttals have been less than believable. Get a lawyer, if you must, but face this. Guys always put much emphasis on “being a man,” like “being a woman” is less impressive, but for the sake of this issue, come on, be a MAN!!! Be your NAME!!!! Christian, angels! What do they really really mean to you?

    Honestly, my impression right now is you are an extremely disturbed individual.

    To Alex, okay, you made your point. You do not advocate rape. But can you kindly tell us the relevance of what you said about people just wanting to get laid. True or not, I DO NOT see the relevance of this in the issue and the only “relevance” I’m seeing is you implying that M. wanted it in the first place. What was your INTENTION of posting such a thing, I want to know. Because if I were part of CS, getting laid wouldn’t be MY agendum. Is it yours? Wow, lucky you, you get laid a lot.

    To ALL: While most do want to get back at him, and understandably so, there is still a thing called privacy. His family, professors, friends and colleagues who had nothing to do with what he did or did not do do not need to be contacted by you. That can be called harassment. His family, mostly, does not need this. If we cannot respect the man, let us respect his family especially his children. They do not deserve to be tormented like criminals themselves.

    Posting private details that could hurt others rather than just him should not be done either. Besides, have you checked FB lately? I don’t know how many of those Cristiano De Angelis accounts are his, but I saw many and it wouldn’t be fair to the others to be mistakenly branded by people who maybe stupid enough to think that anyone bearing that name is him already. Fro instance, there was a recent crime here and someone bearing the same name as that of one of the suspects got a lot of hateful, undeserved comments, even threats maybe, and who knows if anyone thought of making true those threats?

    That said, I do wish M is doing well.

  35. I know Cristiano for several years and I’m sure he didn’t do anything wrong.

    The way I read in this blog and in the posts in CS it seems just one word against the other, with no evidences, only accusations thrown into the air.

    If we compare, a ticket that disappeared, with only two people in the apartment, is actually more than accusing someone of rape without any evidence, either physical or verbal.

    I haven’t seen any concrete evidence and the two negative references he received in Asia, it could be a cultural shock or difference.

    I hope that the people who are being fed via CS, in which Cristiano cannot defend himself because he doesn’t want to be part of it anymore, shouldn’t jump to conclusions and take a side without examining the facts.

  36. @Gracie: couldn’t say it better. All of it.
    One small note: “our” Cristiano did have a Facebook page (the one linked in my article). But he has deleted it since then (such a striking proof of innocence, when accused of something). All other profiles are of course unrelated people and I have done my best to ensure they are left alone.

    @mike: your support is duly noted.
    But please note that it is not one word against another… By now, it is also the word of six other people against his:

    And please note that every single of these testimonies is backed by a real name and a valid CS profile, unlike your comment, which is little more than anonymous.

    Finally: Cristiano cannot “defend himself” on CS, but that’s not because “he doesn’t want to be part of it anymore”, that’s because he repeatedly deleted his profiles after each of the people above posted strongly negative reviews denouncing his unacceptable behaviour.

  37. Firstly a dominant delusion across the world is “in foreign countries life is like a porno movie”
    so the general CS approach of females should be aware that always be that
    – “all guys are potential rapists,
    – it is not safe to assume that a guy is not bad,
    – act with caution at all times”

    – Get it out of your mind that you can spot a “rapist/ sexual predator profile” and everyone else is OK

    PROPER CHANNELS : Right now to what you guys are doing –
    I understand, but please don’t spam many CSgroups I got a post today – It was the wrong group and also it is out of date
    There is no point in this kind of vigilante approach ..such things should be better done through the proper CS channels not by amateurs ..(unless you are absolutely sure the CS safety staff are not working properly which case you should make it a priority to fix this)

    You cannot prevent past abuse you can only prevent FUTURE ABUSE
    – chasing one known “bad guy” is not a 100% solution cos there are thousands of unknown bad guys in CS cos CS represents the general population.
    So it’s about providing the enviroment where potentials don’t turn into realities
    This is done by :
    – the general CS security set up
    – the open comunication and the cultural eduation that the CS experience provides to overcome delusions like “in foreign countries life is like a porno movie”
    – Showing potential attackers that there is a good chance they won’t get away with it, is only part of this

    – BTW In business both parties can be winners, in crime both parties can be losers.
    I’m inclined to have sympathy for abusers, not everyone in the world grows up in the best enviroment and it is a common trait of sexual offenders that they have been abused themselves. Respect to those who break this cycle themselves, but others need help. The solution is not locking people up in prison, but rather providing correct care & treatments hopefully before they abuse anyone.

  38. sorry I need to add
    – Procedures are important for many reasons..e.g. many victims will not report abuse cos they the fuss it brings will bring them shame, but they are wrong in this cos it can be handled sensitively.
    – Respect to victims also we are your friends and will help you conquer the pain. Be strong don’t feel ashamed it is the abuser who has all the shame. You wouldn’t want the same thing to happen to someone else so please ALWAYS REPORT and as quick as you can.

    bye Stew

  39. That’s a shame to all CS community and all humanity.let’s fight those bad people who kill a trust.sorry for that innocent CS.But soon or late he will be arrested

  40. “I searched for a lawyer, because I do not know how to act in these situations. I forgive the people who judge me because I know how they think, but people who crossed the line, creating this blog and contacting my supervisor, my job and family, must answer for their reckless acts that are causing me moral damages.”

    – I met you and I believe everything of what is said against you. I have another friend (in Algarve) who you troubled so much, that she had to ask you not to call her again. And stop saying to women that you will make them your wife. If I meet you here in Portugal, I will hit you hard enough until you confess what you have done. (yes, interrogation- third world style)

  41. Nice work Dave, wish we met while I was still in Japan. Cheers and free beers to you if I can return this year. Keep up the good work and goog luck in resolving this issue. I also had a couch surfing friend experience such a situation.

    Take care,

  42. I searched for his profile in this Brazilian database for Academic CV’s; I found his name, and by the profile picture, it really is him:

    Supposing that it is his real identity, just an information to make matters worse: According to the information available on his profile, the guy is on a paid leave, since 2010. Which means he is using taxpayers’ money to go out on a crime spree around the world.

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