Southington sex offender faces probation violations for allegedly visiting porn sites, searching for incest-themed videos

Published on Monday, 1 July 2019 16:51
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON - A local man convicted of inappropriately touching two teenage girls and making sexual comments to them has been charged with violating his probation.

Lance Goldman, 43, of 165 Jude Lane, faces two counts of violation of probation after allegedly getting caught visiting pornography websites and viewing or searching for videos that involved incest themes, according to the warrant for his arrest. A condition of his probation forbids possessing any “sexually explicit or sexually stimulating material.”

Goldman’s probation officer noted in his arrest warrant that the videos he was viewing or searching for were “very similar” in nature to what he was convicted of, the warrant said.

In 2017, Goldman pleaded guilty to one count each of fourth-degree sexual assault and illegal sexual contact. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended after service of four months, and 10 years probation. The conviction requires him to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Goldman was first arrested on June 29, 2016, on charges of risk of injury to a minor, three counts of illegal sexual contact and four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. Many of those charges were not pursued under the terms of the plea deal he accepted in 2017.

According to the warrant in Goldman’s first arrest, police were first made aware of the allegations in March 2016 after one of the victims, a 13-year-old, confided in a family friend. The girl told the friend that she and the other victim, 16, had been inappropriately touched by Goldman, who is related to the teens by marriage, between August 2015 and March 2016.

According to the probation warrant, Goldman was released from prison on Dec. 15, 2017. By March of this year, his probation officer reviewed the results of software that monitors Goldman’s computer and found the pornographic websites he had allegedly visited.

When told about the software findings, Goldman initially denied visiting many of the websites. His probation officer then proceeded to read the sites out loud, when Goldman covered his ears and asked her to stop, the warrant said. He then admitted to visiting the websites, the warrant continued.

Two warrants for Goldman’s arrest were signed by a judge in April. According to court documents, he appeared last week in Bristol Superior Court, and his case was continued to July 16.

Goldman is being held on $60,000 bond. According to the state’s sex offender registry website, as of Monday, he was “non-compliant” with verifying his address - a requirement for sex offenders.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Monday, 1 July 2019 16:51. Updated: Monday, 1 July 2019 16:54.