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Peter Williams Goodchild, of the Bury St Edmunds area, jailed for 14 years after pleading guilty to child sex offences at Ipswich Crown Court





A 67-year-old man has been jailed for 14 years after pleading guilty to a string of child sex offences.

Peter Williams Goodchild, of no fixed address but from the Bury St Edmunds area, admitted 12 charges of sexual assaut of a child under 13.

The offences were between 2013 and 2019 and concerned sexual touching offences against three children.

Peter Williams Goodchild, 67, of no fixed address but from the Bury St Edmunds area, has been jailed for 14 years after pleading guilty to a string of child sex offence. Picture: Suffolk Police
Peter Williams Goodchild, 67, of no fixed address but from the Bury St Edmunds area, has been jailed for 14 years after pleading guilty to a string of child sex offence. Picture: Suffolk Police

Following police inquiries, Goodchild was arrested on September 12 and, after further investigation, he was charged with the offences.

He was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday.

DC Stefan Iftode, who investigated the offences, said: “This was an extremely traumatic experience for the victims and committed by an offender who abused his position of trust by this offending.

“The victims have shown incredible bravery and this case clearly demonstrates we are absolutely committed to pursuing perpetrators, supporting victims and continuing to ensure the safety of our communities.

“We urge victims of any serious violent or sexual offence to come forward to the police and we remain committed to supporting all victims who report sexual offences.”

Suffolk has a dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and a team of specialist ISVA’s (independent sexual violence advisors) who support any victims who come forward to report rape or serious sexual offences, either to police or directly to the SARC.