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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pedophile Andrew Goodman Arrested Today By FEDS

Andrew Goodman

A Brooklyn child molester who was given a two-year prison sentence by a judge in a shocking sweetheart deal was smacked yesterday with federal charges that could lock him up for life.

Unrepentant perv Andrew Goodman (pictured) — who creepily told his trembling teenage victim, “I love you” at his July 12 sentencing before state Supreme Court Justice Martin Murphy — was charged by the feds with having sex with the same boy in a New Jersey hotel room in 2010, then taking him to a Kid Rock concert in Atlantic City.

If convicted of transporting a minor over state lines to engage in sexual activity, Goodman would serve a mandatory minimum of 10 years. He could face up to a life sentence.

“It is an incredibly serious charge,” said Assistant US Attorney Tyler Smith.

“The case against the defendant is also incredibly strong.”

Murphy’s lenient punishment — and Goodman’s outrageous courtroom antics in front of his victim — drew fierce criticism when the 27-year-old was sentenced for molesting the now-17-year-old boy and his brother over several years.

“He’s shown himself to be essentially remorseless,” Smith said, noting how Goodman professed his undying love for his victim at his sentencing, a gesture that drew gasps of disgust.

Goodman was arrested in 2010 and could have completed his sentence by September.

“I don’t think he saw this coming,’’ said his court-appointed lawyer Michael Padden.

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, who strongly opposed Murphy’s sentence, applauded the move to nail Goodman on federal charges.



Defendant Allegedly Took Victim to Atlantic City

A complaint was unsealed this morning in federal court in Brooklyn charging Andrew Goodman with transporting a minor in interstate commerce to engage in sexual activity.1 Goodman’s initial appearance is scheduled later today before United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York.

The charge was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office.

As alleged in the complaint, in February 2010, Goodman traveled with the then 15-year-old victim to Atlantic City, New Jersey. While there, Goodman sexually abused the victim in a hotel room.

“The prevention of sexual exploitation of children is a priority of this office,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “Those who would take advantage of children are on notice that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Ms. Lynch extended her grateful appreciation to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this case.

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Fedarcyk stated, “Those who sexually exploit children will be held to justice for all the crimes they commit under both federal and local laws. In this case, Mr. Goodman allegedly transported a minor across state lines with the intent to sexually abuse a child. The FBI and our law enforcement partners remain committed to protecting children from predators.”

If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tyler Smith.

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