Andrew Goodman, 27, who worked for Jewish social service
agencies, is charged with sexually abusing two
Orthodox boys for years in Flatbush.
Pedophile victim faces abuser in court a second time, after state judge gave monster only two-year sentence
Admitted child molester Andrew Goodman faces new federal charges, could get put away for life
By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 5:00 PM
The teen victim of a remorseless child molester faced his abuser for a traumatic second round, determined that the monster be put away for longer than the paltry two-year sentence handed down by a state judge over the summer.
If not for the new federal charges, admitted pedophile Andrew Goodman, 28, would be a free man, having completed that sentence with credit for time-served.
“I want to see that there’s justice, and hopefully there will be,” the victim, now 17, told The Daily News outside court.
The feds stepped in to charge Goodman in July after he received the outrageously short sentence from Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Martin Murphy for abusing the victim and his younger brother for years, starting when they were 12 and 13. The victims and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes had strongly objected to the slap on the wrist.
Adding insult to injury, at Goodman’s sentencing for molestation, he even turned to the older brother and professed his undying love, adding, “I wish I never allowed my sexual desires to get in the way of what I valued more, which is your friendship.”
Goodman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the two new charges contained in the federal indictment — traveling across state lines with the older brother to Atlantic City, where he raped and sodomized the 15-year-old boy in a hotel room; and using a telephone to coerce a minor for the purpose of a sexual assault.
If found guilty, Goodman could be sent away for life.
The victim said he plans to continue attending the federal court proceedings as he did in state court.
“I’m not afraid because he (Goodman) is in jail clothes — if he wasn’t, I would be,” the victim said.
Defense lawyer Michael Padden declined to comment on the case.
If convicted of that charge, Federal Judge Margo Brodie could consider all sex crimes committed by Goodman, not just the federal charges related to the Atlantic City trip with the victim, according to a source familiar with the case.
Murphy, the state judge, never explained the reason for the light sentence, ignoring the words of the victim who called Goodman “the devil disguised as a human.”
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