Pedophile Collapses in Court as Judge Announces 260 Years for Horrific Child Abuse

March 26, 2019 Updated: March 29, 2019

A pedophile convicted of heinous crimes including the production of child pornography fainted in a Rhode Island courtroom as he was jailed for 260 years.

Thomas Goodman, 45, collapsed onto a table inside the Providence courtroom on March 22 as a judge announced a sentence 160 years longer than prosecutors had called for, according to the Providence Journal.

U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell handed down the sentence, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Rhode Island.

Prosecutors said Goodman had admitted to producing child pornography involving prepubescent children on multiple occasions over a period of more than ten years.

Goodman also admitted to having had sexual contact with at least three prepubescent females, according to the statement.

In the course of the investigation, detectives found that at least 62 of the videos and 135 of the images of child pornography Goodman produced involved young children. Investigators determined Goodman created the pornographic material between September 2007 and February 2018, according to the attorney’s office.

Judge McConnell ruled Goodman must serve out the 260-year sentence in a federal prison.

This article was updated on March 29, 2019.

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