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Sex attacker, 23, who raped two men after meeting them on dating app Grindr is jailed for 14 years 

A man who raped two men he met on Grindr and 'posed a significant risk to men across London' has been jailed for 14 years.

Aaron Goodey, 23, met the men on the dating app before raping them in their homes.

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

Both attacks happened in the Enfield area, according to the Metropolitan Police. 

Aaron Goodey, 23, from Enfield, has been jailed for 14 years after raping two men he met on the dating app Grindr. After attacking his victims, he took them to a cashpoint and forced them to withdraw money while threatening them with further violence, a court heard

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

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

Further police enquiries resulted in Goodey being linked to a third offence that occurred in Lambeth in January 2020 where a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man who he had met for consensual sex.

Police said forensic evidence taken from the victim of the first offence led scientists 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. He denied any involvement, but police said the evidence collected by scientists and officers was 'overwhelming' and led to the Crown Prosecution Service authorising charges against him.

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

Wood Green Crown Court (pictured, stock image) heard Goodey was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation into two incidents where men were raped by a man they had met on Grindr. Further police enquiries resulted in Goodey being linked to a third offence that occurred in Lambeth in January 2020 where a man was assaulted and forced to withdraw money by a man who he had met for consensual sex

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.'

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