Arrest Made in Grindr Rape and Robbery Case
In April we reported on a disturbing incident in which a Canadian man visiting Philly was raped and robbed in a hotel room by a stranger he met on Grindr. An arrest has finally been made in the case, and the alleged assailant, 26-year-old Douglass Casey, has been slapped with all kinds of charges. From the police 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. Casey was arraigned, bail was set at $1 million dollars and his next court date is scheduled for June 26, 2014.”
Research into Casey’s court history shows that he was arrested in 2009 for aggravated assault and that he plead guilty to theft in 2013.
Additional reporting by Philly Mag reporter Victor Fiorillo.