/Tinder rapist Glenn Hartland sentenced to over 14 years jail

Tinder rapist Glenn Hartland sentenced to over 14 years jail

Updated

May 10, 2019 16:21:00

A Melbourne man who pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting women he met through the dating app Tinder has been sentenced in the Melbourne County Court to 14 years and nine months in jail.

In October, Glenn Hartland, 44, pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and one charge of sexual assault.

He met the women via Tinder between January 2014 and June 2016 and had brief relationships with them.

County Court Judge Paul Higham spoke of the online world where “predators can roam” and where Hartland “made hostage and held hostage” his victims.

The court heard in each instance, the sexual violence occurred when the women had tried to break up with him.

Judge Higham said Hartland showed no remorse or insight into his actions, and imposed a non-parole period of 11 years.

More to come.

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First posted

May 10, 2019 16:08:09