'You Won't Tell Anyone': After Decades New Charges for Convicted Sex Offender
NASHUA — The abuse two children endured at the hands of a convicted sex offender happened over two decades, court documents state.
Edward Goodwin, 55, of Lebanon, was arraigned in Nashua on Friday. Police charged Goodwin with two counts of pattern aggravated felonious sexual assault.
A class A felony is punishable by up to 15 years in New Hampshire State Prison, exclusive of fines.
Court documents say Goodwin assaulted one male victim from the age of 4 to 13 years old beginning in 1994 and 1995.
The alleged victim said at first Goodwin made the boy rub his stomach and the assaults progressed to the alleged victim rubbing Goodwin's penis, court documents state. The alleged victim referred to this act as a "hand job."
As the boy grew older, he said that the abuse included oral sex and looking at pornography together, documents state.
At one point during this time, Goodwin told the victim to keep the abuse private, documents state.
Another victim under the age of 13 in the court documents claims that Goodwin touched her "boobs" in when she was in fifth and sixth grade on several occasions. The girl reported the incident to police in April 2014 when she was 14 years old.
Goodwin would lure that the alleged victim into his room to watch a "kids movie" before he touched her, documents state.
When he touched her skin, the alleged victim said Goodwin told her something to the effect of, "You won't tell anyone."
Goodwin is required to register as a sex offender for being convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault offenses in 1984 and 1988.
In October 2017, Goodwin failed to register as a sex offender and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Hudson Police Department. He was subsequently arrested but released on bail from the Valley Street Jail in Manchester and was released two days later.
Both alleged victims were known to Goodwin. After his arraignment Friday, Goodwin was held on $100,000 cash bail.