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A Rhode Island man reportedly fainted after being sentenced to 260 years in prison for sexually abusing children.
Thomas Goodman, 45, of Warwick was given the lengthy sentence on Friday in Providence for producing child porn involving multiple prepubescent children, the Associated Press reports. Prosecutors said he filmed himself inappropriately touching an infant.
U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell said “the level of depravity is beyond comprehension,” describing how Goodman "spent six years sexually abusing two young girls when they were 6 years to 12 years old.”
Goodman didn’t react to the sentencing too well. In fact, he collapsed, according to the Providence Journal. He fell forward onto a table in front of him and he was revived a few minutes later.
The convicted sex offender will serve 30 years each for eight counts of sexually exploiting children and 20 years for one count of possessing sadistic and masochistic child pornography. The sentences will be served consecutively.
Goodman’s attorney asked for a more lenient sentence, saying Goodman had been molested as a child by a trusted teacher. The judge did address that tragic part of Goodman’s past.
“It is clear to me that as a result of you being victimized you went out and victimized,” McConnell said, but he also noted it was important to him to protect the public.
Goodman pleaded guilty back in October. He was caught last May after his employer confiscated his cellphone for violating policy by using it on company property leading to the discovery of the child porn, according to the Associated Press. At the time, Goodman worked for submarine maker Electric Boat.
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