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An American is sentenced to 260 years in prison for pedophilia and faints when hearing the sentence

An American sentenced to 260 years in prison for pedophilia and faints upon hearing the sentence Published: 28 Mar 2019 16:51 GMT "Your level of depravity goes beyond understanding," Judge John McConnell said in sentencing. The judge of the state of Rhode Island (USA) sentenced a man last week to 260 years in prison, guilty of child abuse and production of child pornography, according to an official statement of the judge. According to the data presented in the framework of the trial, Thomas Goodman, 45 years old and a resident of the town of Warwick, had in his possession some 7,800 images and 370 videos of pornography. Several of his recordings were even published on the Internet. In addition, the convict himself said he had sex with at least three children. "I have no excuses for this," he was quoted as saying by local media Providence Journal. In detail, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for each of eight counts of sexual exploitation of children, including a three-week-old baby. who played improperly while filming videos, and 20 years in prison for possession of sadistic and masochistic child pornography. Upon hearing the sentence, Goodman fainted in the room, although at times he regained consciousness. "Depravity beyond understanding" "Your level of depravity goes beyond understanding," said Judge John McConnell in sentencing. He also reiterated that the criminal, for six years, committed sexual abuse against two girls who were then between six and 12 years old. Goodman's attorney tried to achieve a reduction in the sentence, alleging that the abuser himself was violated. small, but the judge estimated that for the protection of society, the sentenced must remain behind bars throughout his life. "I have no guarantee that [Goodman] would stop," he said. Goodman was arrested on May 17, 2018, after his boss confiscated his mobile phone for using it in the workplace and found "a large amount "of files that contained child pornography. Then the phone was turned over to the police and an investigation was started. In October 2018, the pedophile confessed his guilt. Apart from being sentenced to incarceration, Goodman must pay a mandatory assessment, at a cost of $ 5,000 for each of the nine charges for which he was convicted.

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