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November 24, 2012 permalink
A British father is outraged that his two daughters were placed with foster dad Jeremy Goodwin whose fantasy was abusing children.
Foster dad is jailed for 783 paedo pics, Exclusive, By JAMES BEAL, Published: November 24, 2012
A DISGUSTED dad hit out last night after his daughters’ foster carer was jailed for downloading indecent images of children.
Warped Jeremy Goodwin, 47, was looking after the girls aged five and three when cops found 783 photographs on his home computers.
Among them were 141 in the most serious category. One showed a man abusing a six-month-old baby.
Royal Mail worker Goodwin was jailed for eight months. But the father of the two girls said: “The sentence is ridiculous. He has been in custody for three months and could be free next month if he only serves half his term.
“We have been told that the offences do not involve our children — but surely somebody has questions to answer.
“What that man did was truly disgusting. It is always people masquerading as good men that try to get close to children. It’s sickening.” Newport Crown Court, South Wales, heard that married grandad Goodwin had been paid by Caerphilly council to look after youngsters for five years.
Prosecutor Joanna James said: “He was accessing the images for two years but denied they were for his gratification. He could give no explanation why he felt compelled to look at them.”
But Judge Daniel Williams called Goodwin’s claim of a non-sexual motive “a lie”. He said: “Behind each image is a real crime upon a real child.”
Goodwin, who lost his marriage and job, admitted making indecent images of a child. He was banned from working with children for life and must sign the Sex Offenders Register. The council is reviewing the case.
Source: The Sun (UK)