NSPCC monitoring call after child rapist Jeffrey Goodwyn freed
A child rapist has been released after a judge said it would be "unlawful" to keep him locked up.
Jeffrey Charles Goodwyn, 48, from south Wales, was given an indeterminate sentence in 2012 for indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl eight or more years earlier.
He already had a previous conviction for raping a nine-year-old child.
Mr Justice Coulson said at the Court of Appeal that an open-ended sentence could only be passed for offences after April 2005.
Jon Brown from welfare charity the NSPCC said it was critical that Goodwyn was monitored.
09 Dec 2014
- From the section Wales