Earlier today, Andrew Goodman was sentenced by Judge Margo K. Brodie in United States District Court in Brooklyn, New York, to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for soliciting and enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct. Based on his conviction, Goodman also will be required to register as a sex offender.
The victim was between 12 and 15 years of age during the time of the abuse.
The sentence was announced by Kelly T. Currie, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Diego G. Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI).
“Goodman enticed his young victim with gifts and plied the victim with alcohol. We will take every measure to protect our nation’s most vulnerable individuals from predators such as he,” stated Acting United States Attorney Currie. Mr. Currie extended his grateful appreciation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office, the agency responsible for leading the government’s investigation, and thanked the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in this case.
Goodman began his sexual abuse of the victim in 2006. Over the next several years, Goodman sexually assaulted the victim several times a week. Goodman was previously convicted in New York State court of 48 counts of sexually abusing the same minor, as well as a second victim, and served two years in prison.
The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section. Assistant United States Attorneys Tyler J. Smith and Ameet Kabrawala are in charge of the prosecution.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to protect children by combatting the sexual exploitation and abuse of minors. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices around the country, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children and to identify and rescue victims.