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Gouverneur man sentenced to prison for sexual contact with child

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A Gouverneur man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to five years in state prison for having sexual contact with a minor in 2007.

Eric K. Goodfriend, 25, address not available, was also ordered to undergo an additional seven years of supervision upon his release from prison and register with the state as a sex offender for a Dec. 7 guilty plea to first-degree criminal sex act.

He admitted that he engaged in sexual conduct with an 11-year-old girl in the town of LeRay in July 2007.Judge Kim H. Martusewicz said he is also facing a three-year consecutive sentence in St. Lawrence County for similar acts with a different child. Information about that case was not available. Prior to sentencing, Goodfriend offered an apology to his victims.

“I wish I could tell them I’m sorry and tell the families that I’m sorry,” he said.

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