/Vile student who described himself as a sex god guilty of raping two women

Vile student who described himself as a sex god guilty of raping two women

A student who described himself as a ‘sex god’ has been found guilty of raping two women and sexually assaulting another.

Charles Goodwin, a mixed martial arts fighter, was today convicted of five counts of rape by a jury.

The 21-year-old’s first victim was a student in Manchester, the court heard, and his second was a student in Liverpool.

He was also found guilty of two counts of sexual assault, after attacking a third student in Liverpool.

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The business management student, formerly of Salford, was cleared of a sexual charge relating to fourth student.

Liverpool Crown Court was previously told how he raped his first victim three times – after saying she needed ‘to be treated like a princess’ and picking her up and carrying her.

Liverpool Crown Court
Liverpool Crown Court
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

She said Goodwin began sexually assaulting her in a taxi on the way to her home and when they got there he immediately stripped naked.

They had consensual sex but he then became aggressive, calling her names and began choking and repeatedly raping her, the court was told.

He admitted calling his victim ‘my dirty little s**t, my whore’ but said ‘it was an attempt at foreplay, it was reciprocated…..it turned me on’.

Goodwin was charged with three counts of rape in relation to his second victim – who he told he was a ‘sex god’.

Matthew Curtis, prosecuting, claimed that he knew she was too drunk to consent to sex.

Goodwin, who told the court he used to known as ‘Cheeky Charlie’, was cleared of two of those charges but found guilty of one.

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He today showed no reaction as the jury returned a unanimous verdicts after just over six hours deliberations.

But his father and grandfather, who were in the public gallery, shouted towards the jurors.

“Shame on this court, disgusting,” his dad said.

His grandad shouted: “A young man’s life has been totally scotched and ruined.

“How can you believe someone’s lies to the court? It is really no way to deal with these offences.”

Judge David Swinnerton told Goodwin, of Hilbre Street, Liverpool: “I am going to order a pre-sentence report to be prepared by probation to include the extent to which you present a danger to women and the outcome of that may affect sentence.

“Please prepare yourself for a lengthy period of imprisonment.”

He further remanded him in custody to await sentence next month.

The offences of which he was convicted took place between January 15 and September 30, 2020.

Goodwin, who had a girlfriend at the time, admitted having sexual activity with all four women but maintained they had all consented and denied all 12 charges.

He said the choking of the first victim, aged 19, had also been consensual and admitted calling her offensive misogynistic names as it ‘turned him on’.

During his evidence he described himself as a combination of “a hopeless romantic and Charlie big b******….it is the way my personality worked.”

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