• Bradley Don Goodin, 47, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release
  • The former Bristow Police Department officer pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child in 2019
  • Goodin was charged with sexually abusing a total of three minors

A former Bristow City, Oklahoma police officer was sentenced to prison this week after he sexually abused a child in 2019, state prosecutors said.

Bradley Don Goodin, 47, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to 15 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson said in a statement released on the day of the sentencing.

Goodin, who lives in Sapulpa, previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with a child under 12 in Indian Country on April 27, 2021, according to the statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma (USAO-NDOK).

The girl had described in a child forensic interview two incidents where Goodin sexually abused her on Oct. 5, 2019, prosecutors said.

The victim was allegedly afraid to tell her mother what was happening at the time because she feared Goodin, who was still working as an officer with the Bristow Police Department, would harm them. He has not been employed with the department since November 2019, according to the USAO-NDOK statement uploaded on the Department of Justice's website.

The girl later disclosed the abuse to her mother and Goodin was charged with sexually abusing a total of three minors in a February 2021 superseding indictment. Additionally, Goodin was charged with being a felon in possession of 21 firearms.

The girl and another child Goodin had abused spoke before the court during the Thursday hearing, where Frizzell noted how compelling the victims' statements were and "stressed that these types of crimes have a significant impact on both children and their families," according to the statement.

"Goodin betrayed two young victims and took advantage of the role he played in their lives. The victims in this case bravely spoke today about the impact of Goodin’s crimes. I am proud of them for coming forward to face this child predator," Johnson was quoted as saying.

The investigation into Goodin was conducted by members of the Sapulpa Police Department, the Creek County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.

In similar news, a 36-year-old former police officer from Ochiltree County, Texas pleaded guilty last month to sharing child pornography on social media.

Aaron Bennett Daugherty, of Perryton, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of transportation of child pornography.

Daugherty was arrested in an undercover investigation by federal authorities into individuals who had been using Kik — a messenger app popular among teenagers — to share explicit images of children.

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