Monday, January 24, 2011

LA - Former Shreveport attorney (Robert Goodman) sentenced for sex crime

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Shreveport (KSLA)- A long time Shreveport Attorney received a one year probation on charges of sexual contact with a juvenile.

Robert Goodman, 81, received his sentence Monday morning at the Caddo Parish Court House.

Goodman pleaded not guilty on those charges back in March of 2010 after police raided his downtown law office.

He was accused of having oral sex with a sixteen year-old girl who also appeared in court for today's sentence.

"It's a really humiliating experience as it is, I am just really grateful that he was sentenced," the juvenile said.

The judge suspended Goodman's one year sentence of hard labor, but instead he'll serve a one year probation and register as a sex offender, which is what the victim says she was mostly concerned with.

Meanwhile, Goodman's attorney would not speak on camera but stated that this has been a very difficult time for Goodman and his family.

Goodman has been involved in some very high profile cases in Shreveport throughout the 80's and 90s.

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