Victims’ justice over ‘evil’ sexual sadist | Newcastle Herald | #tinder | #pof


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An “evil” sexual sadist who repeatedly raped and abused his former partners has been jailed for at least 13 years in NSW. Aron Goodrem, 30, has been handed a maximum term of 20 years in prison after admitting to more than 20 charges including seven for rape and seven for common assault. “There is little doubt as described by one of the victims in this matter, the behaviour of Mr Goodrem here was evil,” Sydney District Court Judge John Pickering said during sentencing on Monday. “He made his victims feel like they were in a cage with him, they had no freedom and he maintained control over their lives.” Judge Pickering assured his six victims, four of which had children with him, they would never have to worry about Goodrem harassing their kids. “Mr Goodrem will not be able to interfere with your lives anymore. He will not to be able interfere with their high school … the only person who will be in a cage for the foreseeable future is not you, it’s Mr Goodrem,” he said. One of his victims said she and the other women he abused were finally safe, and they were happy knowing their children were now also protected, and would be adults by the time he was released. “Come forward if you are experiencing domestic violence… there are other girls who are in the same shoes as you … come forward and fight. You will get your justice like we got ours today,” she said outside court. Goodrem subjected his victims to repeated acts of depravity and domestic violence including burning one with cigarettes, leaving her with permanent scars, smashing another’s head repeatedly on the ground until she passed out, and threatening one with two machetes. He dragged one woman out of bed by her hair, up a flight of stairs and into a bathroom after she received a text message from a male friend. After punching her in the back of the head, he returned with a machete and said “if you disobey me I will slit your throat,” the court heard. One woman was so fearful for her life she left her baby behind in his care while she fled with a friend with just the clothes on her back. During sentencing, Judge Pickering also criticised the social media dating site Tinder, which Goodrem used to meet several of his victims. “It seems extraordinary that people like Mr Goodrem are just allowed to meet people and perpetrate these crimes through Tinder … and they profit and make money out of it and show no responsibility.” 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) Lifeline 13 11 14 Australian Associated Press

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