A Rhode Island man jailed for 260 years in prison for producing child pornography involving prepubescent children fainted in court when the judge read out his sentence.
Thomas Goodman, 45, was told his crimes showed “Depravity beyond comprehension” by Judge John McConnell at the US District Court in Providence.
The pedophile pleaded guilty to eight counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography last October.
He was arrested by detectives from the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children task force in May 2018 after his employer had confiscated his phone.
“While conducting a search of the phone, Electric Boat Security discovered a vast quantity of child pornography,” said the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island in a statement.
“The phone was turned over to a North Kingstown Police Department detective who confirmed that the phone contained child pornography.” The 45-year-old was subsequently found to possess approximately 7,800 images and 370 videos of child pornography.
The ICAC task force determined that at least 62 of the videos and 135 of the images of child pornography had been created by Goodman over a ten-year period.