51-year-old Jason D. Goodwill from Dunn Valley Road, Waterford, faced 20 charges for his "deviate sexual" acts which included rape, involuntary sexual intercourse with a juvenile, and performing at-home abortions.
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A Pennsylvania man, who was accused of sexually assaulting his 10-year-old daughter and impregnating his minor stepdaughter on many occasions, was recently taken into custody. 51-year-old Jason D. Goodwill from Dunn Valley Road, Waterford, faced 20 charges for his "deviate sexual" acts which included rape, involuntary sexual intercourse with a juvenile, and performing at-home abortions, reports Erie News. According to Pennsylvania State Police, investigators found that the crimes against the girls- a 12-year-old and a 20-year-old- was not recent but had begun in 2006 and continued until 2020.
DIY’ abortions cover up 14 years of sexual abuse.— EveryLifeMatters Pro-life Northern Ireland (@RockofLifeNI) May 21, 2020
Under Northern Ireland's Abortion law it would be virtually impossible to convict abusers like this.https://t.co/rmaFoBYVpa
During this period of sexual assault, the girls were reportedly under Goodwill's custody and instead of looking after them, the man took advantage of the helpless girls. Goodwill's crimes were first brought to light when staff at UPMC Hamot Children's Care Clinic alerted investigators about a suspected child abuse case at a home in McKean Township, where the victims resided. That day, on May 7, investigators launched an investigation, according to the State Police. According to the outlet, the 20-year-old victim had taken the 12-year-old to UPMC Hamot for testing and observation after the minor opened up to her about being sexually abused by Goodwill, noted the criminal complaint.
The state police revealed that they launched an investigation into the matter on the same day i.e. May 7. While being interviewed by an investigator the 12-year-old daughter revealed that she had been sexually abused not once but several times at home. The abuse first began when she was around 10 and despite saying "no" on several occasions, Goodwill forced her to indulge in sexual activities. The girl didn't speak up about the heinous exploitation because her father threatened her that she would be taken her to the hospital, placed on a table, and stuff would be pulled out of her if she dared to tell her mother about any of it, per the criminal complaint.
Furthermore, the girl told officers that Goodwill would often show her child pornography on her phone when she was around 11 years of age. He would then force her to have sexual intercourse with him and would inappropriately touch her during those sex acts. Bearing witness to Goodwill's wicked behavior, the 20-year-old told investigators that Goodwill began sexually abusing her when she around 7 years old. He touched her in inappropriate places and pressed her to have sex with him regularly. This soon became a daily occurrence and the girl complied as Goodwill said "she would lose her family and the house in which she lives" if she didn't do as she was told.
14 years of sexual abuse covered up by ‘DIY’ abortions. 😨— Right To Life UK (@RightToLifeUK) May 21, 2020
Last, week one woman died from a ‘DIY’ abortion. 😢
Yet this week, the UK High Court said they could continue… 🤷♂️
She also believes that Goodwill impregnated her many times and reportedly injected her with a chemical that unnaturally induced labor to abort the pregnancies. The 20-year-old added that she gave birth to a child in 2014 and Goodwill took possession of the infant. The child eventually died and was buried on McKean residence's property. Following a search of the house on May 12, officers revealed that they found evidence of the late child on the property. That day the 51-year-old was indicted on charges that included, "sexual assault; rape forcible compulsion; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse forcible compulsion; two counts each of rape, corruption of minors and indecent assault without consent; four counts of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age; and three counts each of endangering the welfare of children and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child," according to Erie News. Due to the severity of his grave crimes, he was denied bond and is currently being held in the Erie County Prison. The state police said that they are now looking for additional physical evidence related to the report of the 20-year-old and that they will file more criminal charges if need be.
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