Man gets 4 years for statutory rape of teen

Justin Harley Goode
Justin Harley Goode

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – An Asheville man will spend at least four years in prison for statutory sex offense, according to the Buncombe Co. District Attorney.

Bradley B. Letts sentenced Goode, 19 plead guilty to Statutory Sex Offense on a Child 15 Years Old or Younger by a Defendant more than 4 Years but Less than 6 Years Older.

On Monday, September 19, 2016, Jackson County Superior Court Judge sentence Goode to a minimum active term of 50 months and a maximum active term of 72 months for the Sexual Assault

“Drug facilitated sexual assault is perhaps the most insidious of sex crimes. We are gratified that this defendant was sentenced to prison, without requiring the minor-victim her to go through the additional trauma and humiliation of a public trial,” District Attorney Todd Williams said.

Goode was arrested March 28, 2016 and charged with raping a 15-year-old in January and delivering methamphetamine to the minor victim, according to the district attorney.

Goode was charged with one felony count of Statutory Sex Offense of a Child 15 Years Old or Younger by a Defendant more than 4 Years but Less than 6 Years Older, one felony count of Statutory Rape of a Child 15 Years Old or Younger by a Defendant more than 4 Years but Less than 6 Years Older and one count of Sale and Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a Minor.

All other counts were dismissed due to a plea exchange for Goode’s guilty plea in the Statutory Rape count.

Goode, at the time of the offense, was more than four years but less than six years older than the victim.

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