Pedophile Thomas Goodman Sentenced To 260 Years Behind Bars Collapses In Court -- Did He Deserve Some Leniency?

Rhode Island's Thomas Goodman is set to serve 260 years in prison for child molestation. He fainted in court after hearing the sentence. Was it too harsh?

Pedophile Thomas Goodman Sentenced To 260 Years Behind Bars Collapses In Court -- Did He Deserve Some Leniency?600
source: WJAR

Thomas Goodman, charged with the sexual abuse of several minors, including a baby that was just three weeks old at the time of the incident, has just been convicted of his crimes.

The court handed down a sentence of a total of 260 years in prison for the man’s alleged heinous acts.

Upon hearing the announcement, Goodman reportedly lost consciousness and fainted in court.

The judge presiding on the case, John McConnell, had a choice of harsh words for Goodman regarding the acts he had committed. McConnell described his acts as “depravity beyond comprehension,” and the prosecution focused heavily on the fact that Goodman had left his victims with permanent issues as a result of the assaults.

McConnell stated: "You spent six years sexually abusing two young girls when they were 6 years to 12 years old. It is clear to me that as a result of you being victimized you went out and victimized. The only way I can do that is to be sure you never get out of prison again. I have no assurances; you will stop."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Vilker added: "The harm he caused them they’ll never get past. He scarred them permanently. He abused them for years since they were little girls."

Goodman reportedly committed his crimes over a period of six years, during which he even managed to take several videos of himself abusing an infant girl.

To make matters worse, the videos were reportedly even spread online.

It is not clear how many people have managed to get their hands on the disturbing footage, or if authorities are currently pursuing anyone else in relation to the criminal acts.

This was reportedly the main reason for Goodman’s arrest in the first place.

Copies of the disturbing materials were reportedly found on the man’s phone after a supervisor at work confiscated it because Goodman was caught using it on the job.

This has raised some disturbing questions, such as how long he might have gone on committing his deeds if it had not been for that small incident.

Do you think it was the right or wrong call to give Goodman the 260-year sentence?