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Warwick Man Admits Producing Child Porn, Sentenced to 260 Years

The US District Courthouse in Providence, RI.

PROVIDENCE — A Warwick man who admitted to producing childpornography involving prepubescent children on multiple occasions over morethan ten years was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Providence to 260

years in federal prison.

The sentencing was announcedby the office of United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman.

ThomasGoodman, 45, was arrested by Rhode Island State Police detectives, members ofthe Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, on May 17, 2018, afterElectric Boat Security confiscated Goodman’s cell phone when he violatedcompany policy by using the cell phone on Electric Boat property, Weisman’soffice reported.

Whilesearching the phone, Electric Boat Security discovered a vast quantity of childpornography. The phone was turned over to a North Kingstown Police DepartmentDetective who confirmed that the phone contained child pornography, according toWeisman’s office.

Accordingto information presented to the court, a subsequent investigation by members ofthe ICAC Task Force, including a court-authorized search of Goodman’s

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residence, a forensic examination of his electronic devices, and interviewswith the defendant, determined that Goodman possessed approximately 7,800images and 370 videos of child pornography. ICAC Detectives determined that atleast 62 of the videos and 135 of the images of child pornography involvedprepubescent minors, and that they were created by Goodman between September2007 and February 2018, the announcement states.

Ininterviews with law enforcement, Goodman also admitted to having had sexualcontact with at least three prepubescent females.

Goodman,who has been detained since his arrest on May 17, 2018, pled guilty on Oct. 11,2018, to eight counts of production of child pornography and one count ofpossession of child pornography, Weisman’s office reported.

Atsentencing Friday, U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., sentencedGoodman to 260 years in federal prison. Goodman was also orderedto pay amandatory assessment of $5,000 on each of the nine counts he pled guilty to as

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provided for in the Justice for Victims Trafficking Act.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.