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Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

PHILADELPHIA — An arrest has been made in an April attack on a Canadian tourist who said he was held at gunpoint and raped in his hotel room by a man he met using the gay hook-up app Grindr.

Douglass Casey
Douglass Casey

Police arrested 26-year-old Douglass Casey and set bail at $1 million, reports

According to the arrest report: “The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 26-year-old Douglass Casey with Indecent Deviant Sexual Intercourse (IDSI), Sexual Assault, Robbery, Kidnapping for Ransom, Theft, Unlawful Restraint, Terrorstic Threats, False Imprisonment, Simple Assault and [reckless endangerment.] Casey is charged with assaulting and robbing a man he met on ‘Grindr’ in a Philadelphia hotel on April 9, 2014.”

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 victim said.

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