Grand jury indicts former East Point officer on 17 counts

A grand jury has indicted a recently fired East Point police officer on 17 counts related to inappropriate sexual contact with four different female victims.

The indictment comes after the Fulton County District Attorney issued 15 arrest warrants for 38-year-old Richard Gooddine on Friday.

According to a news release, the incidents in question took place while Gooddine worked with the department in 2011, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Two of victims were under the age of 16 years old when the incidents happened, officials said.

Included in the counts officials say there are multiple charges of aggravated sexual battery, which each carry a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Investigators say that Gooddine is also charged with trying to intimidate and threaten a 15-year-old victim and her mother after an alleged sexual assault at a traffic stop in August.

East Point Police fired Gooddine following those accusations earlier in August.

"After Gooddine assaulted that victim he arrived at Atlanta Medical Center South, where the 15-year-old girl was undergoing a sexual assault kit test," officials said in a press release. "Gooddine roamed the hallways looking for the girl and her mother before hospital staff removed him from the property."

Fulton County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Redmon described Gooddine's actions as "unbelievable." 

"In my nearly fifteen years of experience as a prosecutor, I have never heard of a case where an assailant attempted to contact his victim while she was undergoing tests at the hospital," she said. 

Officials are asking any other potential victims to please come forward and contact the Fulton County District Attorney's Office.