Update: Now living on a boat in a marina in Gosport

August 2022

Leighton Buzzard man caught with 1600 child sexual abuse images given suspended sentence

A Leighton Buzzard forklift truck driver who was caught with 1,600 indecent images of children was given a suspended jail sentence on Thursday (August 25).

Kevin Goodman, 61, was living in a mobile home in Commercial Way when he was arrested back in 2018

Luton Crown Court heard that Bedfordshire police released him under investigation while his electronic devices were examined.

The officers found he had downloaded indecent images in all three categories as well as extreme pornography, involving animals. He had put some on eMule – the peer to peer file sharing network.

Goodman, who had been living on a barge near Portsmouth, was arrested in May this year for not attending his trial.

He pleaded guilty to making (downloading) indecent images of children, distributing indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornography.

He also admitted failing to attend court in 2020.

The judge sentenced him to 22 months in jail suspended for 24 months. He must attend the Horizon sex offender programme and 20 rehabilitation days.

Goodman must pay £1200 costs at the rate of £50 a month.

He has to abide by the terms of a sexual harm prevention order and register as a sex offender for 10 years.