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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UNITED STATES DEPT OF JUSTICE AS IT STEPS INTO BROOKLYN TO PURSUE SEX ABUSE IN OUR COMMUNITIES


            
 Truth will spring from the earth; 
 Justice will look down from heaven. Psalms 85:12
 אמת מארץ תצמח וצדק משמים נשקף

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2012

       We as advocates have been calling for federal intervention into sex crimes in Kings County for the past two years. The intimidation and harassment of victims reporting crimes have reached a level of the victims being persecuted twice...once by the perpetrator... and again by certain members of the community. Today the Voice of Justice welcomes the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the new era of the pursuit of justice for victims of sexual abuse crimes in Kings County. We will continue to work with all state and federal agencies to ensure the protection of our precious children.

PRESS RELEASE

BROOKLYN MAN CHARGED WITH TRANSPORTING A MINOR IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Defendant Allegedly Took Victim to Atlantic City
                                                                      
A complaint was unsealed this morning in federal court in Brooklyn charging Andrew Goodman with transporting a minor in interstate commerce to engage in sexual activity.1 Goodman’s initial appearance is scheduled later today before United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York.
The charge was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office.

As alleged in the complaint, in February 2010, Goodman traveled with the then 15-year-old victim to Atlantic City, New Jersey. While there, Goodman sexually abused the victim in a hotel room.

“The prevention of sexual exploitation of children is a priority of this office,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “Those who would take advantage of children are on notice that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Ms. Lynch extended her grateful appreciation to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this case.
FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Fedarcyk stated, “Those who sexually exploit children will be held to justice for all the crimes they commit under both federal and local laws. In this case, Mr. Goodman allegedly transported a minor across state lines with the intent to sexually abuse a child. The FBI and our law enforcement partners remain committed to protecting children from predators.”
If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment.
The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tyler Smith.
The Defendant:

Name: ANDREW GOODMAN
Age: 27
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1The charge is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.




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