The former East Point police sergeant accused of inappropriate sexual contact with four women has been granted bond.
Richard Gooddine entered a not guilty plea Thursday and was granted a $500,000 bond, a spokesman for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said. The conditions of his bond include ankle monitoring, staying away from the alleged victims, living with his brother and no contact with the East Point Police Department or anyone under the age of 17.
Gooddine was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month. The indictment contains counts related to alleged inappropriate sexual contact with separate victims over multiple years.
The indictment includes several aggravated sexual battery charges, which each carry a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. The indictment also includes a charge accusing Gooddine, 38, of trying to intimidate and threaten the most recent victim, who was under the age of 16, and her mother at a hospital in August. Hospital staff reportedly removed him from the property.
Warrants were issued for Gooddine's arrest on Aug. 31, and he turned himself in later that day. District Attorney Paul Howard has urged other potential victims to contact the DA's Office directly at 404-613-4984.
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