Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sterling Goddard - Repeat Sex Offender - GUILTY

A Paola man who has been a registered sex offender since 2002 was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren has announced.

In March 2008, Sterling Goddard, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography.

During sentencing, the government urged U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia to take into account Goddard’s conviction in 2002 on a charge of promoting obscenity to a minor.

In that case, Goddard was convicted of coercing two 6-year-old girls to watch pornographic films with him. As a result, he was required to register as a sex offender.

The KBI’s sex offender registry is available online at www.accesskansas.org/kbi.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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