October 2016

Child rapist jailed for sexually abusing five girls


An evil child rapist has been jailed for abusing five girls – exactly one year after his paedophile son was imprisoned for sex attacks on young boys.

Alan Goodwin, 57, was sentenced to 19 and a half years after being convicted of carrying out the sickening sexual assaults at his Birmingham home.

The city crown court heard the one-time web designer, from Tile Cross, targeted five girls between the ages of 10 and 14 in offences dating back 15 years.

Yet what the jury did not know was that his son Wayne, 32, was jailed last September after being convicted of multiple sex attacks on young boys, including two counts of rape

The fairground worker, from Stechford, was sentenced to 15 years for the catalogue of abuse.

Chillingly, the depraved father and son caried out the child sex attacks independently of each other.


Unemployed Alan Goodwin was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on September 16 following a retrial.

He was convicted of ten offences involving five girls, including rape, sexual assaults, and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

During the court case his brave victims gave evidence, recalling how the married man would groom them before abusing them at his home.

In one sickening incident he attacked one young girl in front of another victim after locking them in his bedroom.

One victim vomited as she recounted the terror of the attacks to the jury.

The courtroom erupted in cheers when the verdicts were returned.

The mum of one of the victims spoke to the Birmingham Mail after the case. Her daughter was just 10-years-old when she was targeted by the pervert, and was abused until she was 14.

The young woman bravely went to police years after the abuse by Goodwin senior, who had also lived in the Bordesley Green East and Sheldon areas of the city.

The mum said: “It all came out because my daughter wouldn’t go to work. Her dad said, ‘Why are you not going in’? She’d say she had bellyache, a headache, different things. In the end he said, ‘Well, if you don’t go you’ll have to find somewhere else to live’.

“She stood up in a rage and started crying. She just came out with it.”

At his trial Wayne was convicted of 15 offences against young boys including two rapes, indecent assaults, and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

He had worked on fairgrounds in the Birmingham area and at ice rinks in the city.

Sentencing him, the judge said: “You are known now as what is said to be a paedophile. You pose a high risk to children, ie young boys.”

The mum said she feared there could be more victims of both father and son out there – and urged them to come forward.

She said: “We believe there are more victims. We are speaking out in the hope that others we believe have experienced what these victims have will come forward.

“The victims in this case have been believed and helped.

“If there are others out there who need justice and specialist help, and they must do, then please come forward.

“Your account matters.”