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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