Despite Jeffrey Charles Goodwyn, 48, being given an indeterminate sentence in 2012 for indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl;
Despite already having had a previous conviction for raping a nine-year-old child;
Despite it being recognised that Jeffrey Charles Goodwyn clearly represents a danger to the public being considered “a very dangerous offender indeed”;
Despite the Parole Board describing his conduct in prison as unsatisfactory after he threatened staff and was punished for fighting;
And despite his own lawyers admitting that he had made “no progress whatsoever” in prison and “his failure to engage with the relevant assistance available to him in prison, he has not begun to address his offending.”
Despite all of this, Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas has released him!
Thank you Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas for dumping, what you yourself described as “a very dangerous man”, on the public.
For that Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas you receive The Needle’s ‘Judge Mental’ Award.
A child rapist has been released after the UK’s top judge said it would be “unlawful” to keep him locked up.
Jeffrey Charles Goodwyn, 48, was given an indeterminate sentence in 2012 for indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl eight or more years earlier.
He already had a previous conviction for raping a nine-year-old child.
Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas said at the Court of Appeal that an open-ended sentence could only be passed for offences after April 2005.
“Despite the danger to the public which this applicant clearly represents, we are in no doubt that… The IPP (imprisonment for public protection) was unlawful,” he said.
The court heard Goodwyn was given an indeterminate sentence at Cardiff Crown Court in 2012 after admitting offences against a seven year old girl and being considered “a very dangerous offender indeed” by the judge.