Grindr attacker who used gay dating app to lure men to rape and rob is jailed for 14 years

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Grindr attacker who used gay dating app to lure men to rape and rob is jailed for 14 years
Aaron Goodey, 23 Metropolitan Police
  • Aaron Goodey, 23, from London, has been found guilty of mutiple counts of rape and robbery.
  • The man would meet other men from Grindr under the guise of a date, then rape then, blackmail them, and rob them.
  • A police superintendent described him as a "dangerous sexual attacker."

Aaron Goodey, 23, from London, made a scheme of meeting men from Gay dating app Grindr - would rape them, then rob them.

He was jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of rape, two counts of robbery, and one count of blackmail at Wood Green Court in North London.

An investigation was launched after three men came forward to report being raped after meeting Goodey via the dating app, then being marched to a cashpoint where they were threatened with more violence and blackmailed, according to the Metropolitan Police.

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Forensic evidence from one of the victims, CCTV footage, and phone data led to the eventual prosecution of Goodey, although he initially denied the charges.

Detective Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, from the policing team in the north London borough of Enfield, said: "Aaron Goodey is a dangerous sexual attacker and poses a significant risk to men across London. He gained access to the victim's houses before subjecting them to significant sexual attacks, while using and threatening further violence, to extort money.

I acknowledge the bravery shown by the victims in this case who provided crucial evidence to ensure Goodey cannot offend again."

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