Other girls accuse Goodman

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

Three additional girls have come forward with accusations that a northern Suffolk man used the Internet to befriend them and win sexual favors.

Publicity surrounding the June 20 arrest of Keith David Goodman, 29, of 169 Graystone Trace, prompted the young victims to contact authorities in their respective cities, said Officer Michael E. Simpkins, spokesman for the Suffolk Police Department. The girls are from Newport News, Virginia Beach and Hampton.

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Authorities from those cities are expected to file charges against Goodman within the next week, Simpkins said.

&uot;Also, we have had several other calls that we have haven’t had an opportunity to follow up on yet,&uot; he said.

Meanwhile, police are still searching for the young girl only known as Felicia, Simpkins said.

Goodman, an information technology specialist with the City of Norfolk, has been free on $10,000 bond since June 21. Goodman is likely to be held without bond if charges are filed in the other localities, he added.

Authorities began investigating Goodman after a 16-year-old Norfolk girl told police that that he allegedly abducted and raped her three years ago, Simpkins said.

Goodman stayed in Western Tidewater Regional Jail one night before being released on $10,000 bond June 21.

To date, Gooodman has been charged with two counts of crimes against nature; two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child; two counts of carnal knowledge of a child ages 13 to 15; three counts of possessing child pornography; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Other charges may be pending.

Three additional girls have come forth with similar stories since the Norfolk girl contacted police, Simpkins said. All are from the Hampton Roads area.

The Norfolk victim allegedly told detectives that she first communicated with Goodman in an America On-Line chat room, Simpkins said. Goodman used the screen names of Darkhat3 and Suffguy1 on AOL and Yahoo respectively.

According to police, Goodman would gain his victims’ trust through on-line communication. He would continue cultivating the relationship with the girls by telephone, eventually arranging a meeting, Simpkins said.

His victims indicated Goodman would pick them up, carry them to his home and have sex with them, Simpkins said.

Goodman allegedly recorded the acts on video, and then downloaded them over the Internet for money, Simpkins said.