A “dangerous sexual attacker” who raped two men he met on dating app Grindr has been jailed for 14 years.
Aaron Goodey, 23 years old, made a connection on a dating site and then arranged to meet the men in their homes.
The court was told that he threatened to rape his victims and force them to withdraw money from cashpoints.
Both attacks were committed in London’s Enfield neighborhood, as confirmed by the Metropolitan Police.
Following an investigation into the incidents, Goodey and a man they met through Grindr were both raped. Goodey was then arrested in July 2020.
The court heard further police enquiries had revealed Goodey being linked to a third offence that occurred in Lambeth in January 2020.
This incident saw the victim being assaulted by and forced to withdraw his money from a man he’d met for consensual sex.
Scientists identified Goodey as a possible suspect after reviewing the evidence from the victim.
Further investigations were conducted by officers, including the review of CCTV footage and phone records, which led to Goodey being linked to the incidents.
Goodey was arrested and interviewed about the attacks but he denied any involvement.
However, the evidence collected by scientists and officers was described as “overwhelming” by police and led to the Crown Prosecution Service authorising charges against him.
Goodey was convicted of three counts each of rape and two counts of robbery, as well as one count of blackmail.
Detective Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, from the local policing team in Enfield, said: “Aaron Goodey is a dangerous sexual attacker and posed 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.
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“This sentence sends a clear message that sexual violence towards any person will not be tolerated in London and I acknowledge the bravery shown by the victims in this case who provided crucial evidence to ensure Goodey cannot offend again.
“Anyone who has been victim to such an offense should contact police immediately at 101. All reports will be treated with care and your identity kept private. If you have an emergency, call 999 immediately.”
He was jailed at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.
If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.