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Sex attacker, 23, who raped two men after meeting them on dating app Grindr, gets 14 years in prison

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Sex attacker, 23, who raped two men in their own home after meeting them on dating app Grindr, faces 14 years in prison

  • Aaron Goodey, 23, from Enfield, ‘posed a significant risk to men all over London’
  • After raping his victims, he forced them to withdraw money, court heard
  • Two attacks took place in the Enfield area and a third was reported in Lambeth
  • He was found guilty of rape, robbery and blackmail and was sentenced to 14 years in prison










A man who raped two men he met on Grindr and “posed a significant risk to men all over London” has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Aaron Goodey, 23, met the men on the dating app before raping them at home.

The court was told he then took the victims to an ATM and forced them to withdraw cash while threatening further violence.

According to the Metropolitan Police, both attacks took place in the Enfield area.

Aaron Goodey, 23, of Enfield, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after raping two men he met on the dating app Grindr. After assaulting his victims, he took them to an ATM and forced them to withdraw cash while threatening them with further violence, a court heard

He was found guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of theft and one count of blackmail.

The court heard that Goodey was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation into two incidents in which men were raped by a man they met on Grindr.

Further police investigations led to Goodey being linked to a third offense that took place in Lambeth in January 2020, in which a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man he had met for consensual sex.

Police said forensic evidence from the victim of the first offense led scientists to identify Goodey as a potential suspect.

Officers conducted further investigations, including checking CCTV footage and telephone work, which linked him to the three incidents.

Goodey was arrested and interviewed about the attacks. He denied any involvement, but police said the evidence gathered by scientists and agents was “overwhelming” and led the Crown Prosecution Service to approve the charges against him.

Goodey, from Enfield, was jailed on Friday at Wood Green Crown Court.

Wood Green Crown Court (pictured, stock photo) learned that Goodey was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation into two incidents in which men were raped by a man they met on Grindr.  Further police investigations led to Goodey being linked to a third crime that took place in Lambeth in January 2020, in which a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man he had met for consensual sex.

Wood Green Crown Court (pictured, stock photo) learned that Goodey was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation into two incidents in which men were raped by a man they met on Grindr. Further police investigations led to Goodey being linked to a third crime that took place in Lambeth in January 2020, in which a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man he had met for consensual sex.

Detective Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, of the local police team in Enfield, said: ‘Aaron Goodey is a dangerous sexual attacker and posed a significant risk to men all over London.

He gained access to the victim’s homes before subjecting them to significant sexual assaults, while continuing to use violence and threaten to extort money.

“This sentence sends a clear signal that sexual assault against anyone in London will not be tolerated and I recognize the courage of the victims in this case who have provided crucial evidence to ensure Goodey cannot offend again.

“I would urge anyone who has been the victim of such a crime to immediately contact the police on 101. All reports will be handled carefully and your identity will be treated confidentially. Always call 999 in an emergency.”

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