Hearing set for registered sex offender

A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct 10 for a registered sex offender accused of violating the terms of his parole.

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson has scheduled 90 minutes for the Colusa County District Attorney’s Office to present sufficient evidence why John Justice Goodman, 80, of Colusa, should go to trial.

Goodman pleaded not guilty to possessing child pornography last November, which is a violation that could potentially send him back to prison if he is convicted.

Goodman was originally convicted in 2010 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. He served four years in prison and was released in 2015, according to the California Megan’s Law website, where he is required to register for life.

Goodman had been out of prison two years when a Colusa County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested him in the area of Highway 45 on suspicion of possessing material that depicts a person under 18 years of age personally engaging in or simulating sexual conduct.

Goodman has retained Michael Wise of Sacramento to represent him at the hearing. Meanwhile, he remains out of jail on $100,000 bail.