Saturday, March 27, 1999

Predator to serve 15 years

Man paid teen girls for sex

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — Calling him “the epitome of a sexual predator,” a Butler County judge sentenced Dana Goins Friday to 15 years in prison for giving three teen-age girls money and clothing for sexual favors.

        Mr. Goins, 50, of Fairfield, had pleaded guilty to compelling prostitution, corruption of a minor, bribery and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

        He told Common Pleas Judge H.J. Bressler that he was “truly sorry” for what he did and that he needs help.

        “You're only sorry that you're here,” the judge replied. “You took advantage of the most susceptible, vulnerable young people. We are determined that you will not prey on anyone again to satisfy your own sexual needs.”

        Judge Bressler declared Mr. Goins a sexual predator. Under Ohio law, that means when Mr. Goins is released from prison, he must register with the sheriff's department wherever he lives for the rest of his life. The sheriff's deparment will notify his neighbors.

        There are five sexual predators living in Butler County, said Deputy Carrie Schultheiss. Mr. Goins induced three girls, ages 14, 16 and 17, to engage in sex acts for money ranging from $50 to 100 and for clothing from June through October of last year, prosecutors said.

        Last November, he offered $1,900 to two of the girls to tell conflicting stories to the grand jury.

        Authorities also found nude photographs of girls at his house.

        Dennis Adams, assistant county prosecutor, called Mr. Goins “a threat to society.”

        During the sexual predator hearing, forensic psychologist Dr. Bobbie Hopes said Mr. Goins would be highly likely to repeat his sexual offenses.

        She cited his long criminal record, which includes rape, attempted gross sexual imposition and other crimes.

        Dr. Hopes said that when she interviewed him, Mr. Goins showed no remorse.

        “He said the girls took advantage of him,” she testified. “He said the girls used him for his money, his car and favors. He said he didn't see the need to change anything about himself.”


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