Norwood man charged with drugging gay men, stealing expensive items

A Norwood man has been charged with allegedly adopting a fictitious persona as a wealthy European emigre drugging gay men at their homes and stealing their expensive clothing, jewelry and artwork.

Riccardo D’Orsainville, 50 or Norwood and previously of Boston, was charged with one count of kidnapping and three counts each of poisoning, larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property. 

The charged supersede a pending Boston Municipal Court case in which he was charged with one count of larceny over $250 after his arrest by Boston Police in February. 

D’Orsainville is accused of orchestrating rendezvous with at least three men who took him to their Boston homes and drank alcohol with him, only to pass out. 

In two cases, the victims reported meeting the man in a bar. In one case, the victim reported meeting the perpetrator online. 

According to the Sullfolk County District Attorney, the victims had symptoms that were not consistent with typical alcohol consumption. When they awoke, they realized thousands of dollars worth of their property was missing. 

The stolen items range from a tuxedo and designer neckties to rare and expensive paintings in sculptures.

In one case a victim woke to found his hands tied behind his back. 

D’Orsainville is not charged with assaulting the victims. 

The incidents happened between March and April 2013. 

D’Orsainville has been held on $250,000 since his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court in February. 

He is scheduled to return to court on June 16. 

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