By Jose Martinez (NY Post)
July 25, 2012
A Brooklyn child molester who was recently given a two-year prison sentence by a judge in a shocking sweetheart deal was smacked today with federal charges that could lock him up for life.
Unrepentant perv Andrew Goodman — who creepily told his trembling teen-age victim “I love you” at his July 12 sentencing before state Supreme Court Justice Martin Murphy — was charged by the feds with having sex with the same boy in a New Jersey hotel room in 2010, then taking him to a Kid Rock concert in Atlantic City.
If convicted of transporting a minor in interstate commerce to engage in sexual activity, Goodman will serve a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison and could face up to a life sentence.
“It is an incredibly serious charge,” said Assistant US Attorney Tyler Smith. “The case against the defendant is also incredibly strong.”
Murphy’s lenient punishment — and Goodman’s outrageous courtroom antics in front of his victim — drew fierce criticism when the 27-year-old sicko was sentenced for molesting the 17-year-old boy and his brother over several years.
“He’s shown himself to be essentially remorseless,” Smith said, noting how Goodman professed his undying love for his victim at his sentencing, a gesture which drew gasps of disgust.
Goodman was arrested in 2010, and could have completed his sentence by September. Now he’ll be in federal custody, likely in a single cell under a 23-hour lockdown.
“As he approached the end of his sentence, he was certainly surprised that they were seeking to prosecute him further,” said his court-appointed lawyer. Michael Padden. “I don’t think that he saw this coming.”
But Brooklyn District Attorney, who strongly opposed Murphy’s sentence, applauded the move to nail Goodman on federal charges.
“I am pleased that US Attorney Loretta Lynch made the decision to prosecute Andrew Goodman,” Hynes said.