Man Arrested in Philadelphia Grindr Rape and Robbery Case



A man was arrested in Philadelphia after a Grindr-related rape and robbery earlier this year. Douglass Casey is alleged to have met a Canadian man on Grindr and then raped and robbed him in his hotel room on April 9, 2014.

Casey has been charged with "Indecent Deviant Sexual Intercourse (IDSI), Sexual Assault, Robbery, Kidnapping for Ransom, Theft, Unlawful Restraint, Terroristic Threats, False Imprisonment, Simple Assault and [reckless endangerment]," according to

Towleroad reported on the case in April. Police released surveillance photos at the time and requested assistance from the public.


Casey's bail was set at $1 million and his next court case is June 26. 

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  1. At first I read the charge as feckless endangerment. Was wondering if that was because his face is clearly showing in the pic.

    Posted by: steve talbert | Jun 10, 2014 10:01:43 AM

  2. "Indecent Deviant Sexual Intercourse" sounds like a law needing an update - is the gay part the indecent deviant part, or the rape part?

    Posted by: kennedy | Jun 10, 2014 10:27:47 AM

  3. @Kennedy: I believe the "deviant" part refers to anything other than penile-vaginal intercourse, so anal sex rather than the rape is the qualifier. I'm not sure how that squares with the fact that anti-sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

    It would be nice if current law was not so deliberately obscure and Victorian in its terminology.

    Posted by: Vint | Jun 10, 2014 11:01:56 AM

  4. Ugh I'm sorry but I have no respect nor compassion for this "victim". He was cruising for a thug on the dl and got what he was looking for.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 10, 2014 11:21:55 AM

  5. Perhaps if the people who wrote on this blog bothered to do some research instead of blindly copying their info from others, they would realize that there actually is no such offense under PA code as "Indecent Deviant Sexual Intercourse."

    Instead, there is "Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse," 18 Pa.C.S. § 3123. The "voluntary deviate sexual intercourse" prohibition was repealed after Lawrence v. Texas.

    Posted by: Jack | Jun 10, 2014 11:29:11 AM

  6. The law is not about gay sex. It is about forced sex or sex with a minor. Weird name to the law, but there it is.

    Posted by: Jim in TO | Jun 10, 2014 11:30:44 AM

  7. But there's still the "Deviate".

    It doesn't matter which peg goes into which slot, or whether it's a dingdong touching a hoohoo or a twinkie. It's the FORCEFUL, NON-CONSENSUAL, UNWILLING part that matters.

    Words and concepts like 'deviate' continue to attempt to institutionalize a false stigma against NORMAL sexual practices.

    Posted by: Cup Cake | Jun 10, 2014 12:04:04 PM

  8. Was he also investigated as a suspect in the murder of the young Bosnian-American?

    Posted by: Sonovabiç | Jun 10, 2014 12:25:01 PM

  9. ^This^

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Jun 10, 2014 1:02:24 PM

  10. Could the website Grindr be a co-conspirator in allowing the most unlikely matches resulting in rape, robbery and other crimes. Could this criminal have his scheme/game/hustle so highly rehearsed that a site like Grindr would be the perfect vehicle to get away with all kinds of behavior, reported unlawful or otherwise...

    Posted by: Troy | Jun 10, 2014 5:53:15 PM

  11. @Jay,

    You must be perfect. No "respect or compassion" for someone who is raped and held at gunpoint? I guess he was asking for it? Just wait, karma is coming to you.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jun 10, 2014 7:13:08 PM

  12. @Troy:

    No. Conspiracy requires intent.

    Posted by: Jack | Jun 10, 2014 9:48:37 PM

  13. @Troy:

    No. Conspiracy requires intent.

    Posted by: Jack | Jun 10, 2014 9:48:38 PM


    Thanks for your well wishes. But I do not hook up with thugs.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 10, 2014 11:49:29 PM

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