No means no, judge tells rapist
A judge sentencing a violent rapist to 11 years in jail stressed women have “an absolute right” to say no to sex in any situation.
Judge Philip Statman told Jonathan Goodhew: “When a woman says no she means what she says. Your personality is such you would not take no for an answer – and that is the tragedy of this case.
“You are to be sentenced for these very grave offences a few days short of your 60th birthday. You have shown in this court from start to finish not a flicker of remorse for that which you have done.”
Goodhew, formerly of Wyatt Street, Maidstone, denied three rape charges but was convicted by a jury.
Prosecutor Oliver Dunkin said Goodhew threatened the victim and was violent brandished a knife on one occasion and made threats to kill her.
Judge Statman said: “He is somebody who wanted to have his way, and that’s what he decided to do.”
Ian Foinette, defending, said the father-of-four, now of Taylor Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire, was engaged to a woman who was supporting him.
Goodhew’s name will appear on the sex offenders’ register for life and he will be barred from working with children and vulnerable adults.
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