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Goodman

A 69-year-old Roswell man was recently arrested following an investigation by the Roswell Police Department that resulted in charges of 73 criminal counts of sexual exploitation of children, as well as five other criminal counts.

Edward Dean Goodman is accused of providing marijuana to two teenage girls, both minors, in exchange for inappropriate photographs (nude or limited states of dress) of the girls. It is alleged one girl provided digital photographs of herself at Goodman’s request and the other submitted to Goodman’s request that she let him photograph her at Goodman’s house.

Investigators found the girls’ actions were a result of Goodman enticing them by offering and providing them with marijuana. It is also alleged Goodman sexually assaulted one of the girls.

The investigation began in mid-April when Goodman’s wife discovered some of the photos of the girls. His wife brought the situation to the attention of the mother of one of the girls, and police were notified.

In addition to the 73 counts (based on the number of photos discovered) of sexual exploitation of children, Goodman is also charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, two counts of distribution of marijuana to a minor, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He is being held at the Chaves County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond.