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Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr.

Douglas Spady
Douglas Spady

Detectives believe 26-year-old Douglas Spady, a.k.a. Douglas Casey, pulled a gun on a 34-year-old man in his hotel room and raped him, reports WCAU-TV.

Following the assault, the victim, who was visiting Philadelphia for an education conference, said he was forced to buy four $500 Visa gift cards, and was then walked to five nearby ATMs and told to withdraw $200 from each cash machine. In total, he was robbed of $3000.

“The whole thing was just a giant blur. I was scared and I kept thinking if i just do what he says, then he’ll just go away,” the man said.

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Spady stands 5 foot 11-inches tall with wavy hair and star tattoos on the back of his right hand, police say. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, dark blue jeans and tan boots.

Anyone with information on Spady’s whereabouts should call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-TIPS.

Watch an earlier report on this story here.

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