A "dangerous sexual attacker" who raped two men he met on dating app Grindr has been jailed for 14 years.
Aaron Goodey, 23, made a connection with the men on a dating app before arranging to meet them in their homes.
The court heard he would rape his victims before threatening them with violence to force them to withdraw money from a cashpoint.
Metropolitan Police confirmed both attacks happened in the Enfield area of London.
Goodey was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation into the two incidents where both men had been raped by a man they had met on Grindr.
The court heard further police enquiries had revealed Goodey being linked to a third offence that occurred in Lambeth in January 2020.
In this incident, the man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man who he had met for consensual sex.
Forensic evidence taken from the victim of the first offence led to scientists being able to identify 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 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 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.
To keep up to date with all the latest news stories, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.
"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."
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.
Source: Read Full Article