A SICKO who raped two men in their own homes after meeting them on Grindr has been jailed for 14 years.
Vile Aaron Goodey, 23 – branded “dangerous” by police – even forced his victims to withdraw cash by threatening them with violence after attacking them.
Aaron Goodey has been jailed for 14 yearsCredit: Metropolitan Police
The court heard how Goodey was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation into two incidents where men were raped by a man they had met on Grindr.
After assaulting them, he then took the victims to a cashpoint and made them to withdraw money while threatening further violence.
Both attacks had taken place in the Enfield area of London.
Further enquiries resulted in Goodey being linked to a third offence that happened in Lambeth in January 2020, where a man was assaulted and forced to take out money by a man who he had met for consensual sex.
Forensic evidence taken from the victim of the first offence led to scientists identifying Goodey as a potential suspect.
Officers carried out further enquiries, including reviewing CCTV footage and phone work, which linked him to the three incidents.
Goodey was arrested and interviewed about the attacks – but denied any involvement
The evidence collected by scientists and officers was overwhelming, however, and led to the Crown Prosecution Service authorising charges against him.
Goodey of Tramway Avenue, Enfield was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of three counts of rape, two counts of robbery and 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.
“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.
“I would urge anyone who had been the victim of such an offence to contact police immediately on 101.
“Any reports will be dealt with sensitively and your identity will be kept confidential. Always call 999 in an emergency.”