By Jose Martinez (New York Post)
July 12, 2012
That's just twisted.
Pedophile Andrew Goodman today proudly declared his undying love for the boy he molested for years, as a Brooklyn judge stuck to a sweetheart deal to lock him up for a mere two years.
Standing just feet from his shaking 17-year-old victim, Goodman called the boy "my best friend in the whole world" and insisted "there was no malice involved" even after the boy pleaded with Justice Martin Murphy to undo the deal he gave to "the devil disguised as a human."
"Every second of every day, all that I think about is [you]," the creep said, calling the teen by his first name.
"I love you," he said softly when he turned to the boy, drawing gasps in a packed courtroom.
Goodman, 27, last month accepted the two-year deal from Murphy upon pleading guilty to 48 felonies - or as the victim said, "even more than Jerry Sandusky."
Locked up since June 2010 on charges that he preyed sexually upon the victim and his brother, Goodman could be freed by September.
"I have no doubt he will try to do the same thing to other other children once he gets out," the victim said.
The teen, who dropped out of school after what he called "a torturous four years" of sex abuse from Goodman, then called for a much stiffer sentence for his tormentor.
"The best thing for you and society is if you're locked in a cage away from society - especially children," he said.
"Please, use your position to protect our children," the teen's mom asked the judge.
The red-faced Murphy wasn’t swayed from the two-year sentence -- which he admitted was the minimum Goodman faced -- nor did he offer much insight into it.
"Mr. Goodman, you caused a lot of pain to all the complainants," he said. "Your statement that you made today was ill-advised, to say the least."
Prosecutors had been seeking seven-year sentences for each of the 48 felonies - a punishment that could have landed Goodman a sentence of more than 200 years.
"The defendant cultivated the relationships to violate and sexually abuse these boys," said prosecutor Elizabeth Doerfler. "The abuse was not an isolated incident, but stretched over several years."
The victim said Goodman began grooming him seven years ago to be a sex-abuse target by showering him with gifts that included Rollerblades, a Playstation and restaurant meals.
"He began telling me he loved me," the teen said. "He slowly built up my trust and then began to alienate me from my family.
"Eventually, I began to trust him more than my own parents."
His hands shaking and his words dripping with disgust, the teen then tore into Goodman.
"Andrew Goodman, you are the devil disguised as a human," he said. "I trusted you with my life and you betrayed that trust."
The pervert turned him against his family, the victim said, and against his Orthodox Jewish faith.
"You are the worst thing that ever happened to me," he said. "A person that really loves me wouldn't take advantage of an innocent young child."
Community members had filmed Goodman, the adopted son of a Jewish family, sneaking 11 underage boys in and out of his 15th Street home during pre-dawn hours.
"Andrew Goodman is a predator who is really good at what he does," said the mother of his two victims.