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Man jailed for raping and robbing two men he met on dating app

A man has been jailed for 14 years after he raped and robbed two men that he met on a dating app.

Aaron Goodey was found guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of robbery and one count of blackmail.

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The 23-year-old was arrested back in July 2020 after an investigation was launched into two men getting raped by a man that they met on the dating app Grindr in the Enfield area of London.

It’s understood that Goodey had forced his victims to withdraw money from a cashpoint while threatening further violence.

Goodey was linked to a third offence where a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw cash after meeting for consensual sex in January 2020.

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Forensic evidence, CCTV footage and phone work were used to link Goodey to the three incidents.

Goodey was subsequently arrested and interviewed in relation to the attacks, which he denied any involvement with.

However, charges were authorised against him by the Crown Prosecution Service and he was sentenced on Friday.

Detective Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh described Goodey as a “dangerous sexual attacker” while adding, “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.”

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