Sex offender faces felony charges after allegedly assaulting 3 women in Huntington Beach spree

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A transient sex offender from Anaheim is facing felony charges after he reportedly exposed himself and attempted to grope at least three women during a recent sexual assault spree in downtown Huntington Beach, police officials reported.

Huntington Beach police Lt. Brian Smith said Justin Wayne Goodgame was being held in the Orange County Men’s Jail as of Friday on $1 million bail after entering multiple businesses Tuesday — his 28th birthday — and sexually assaulting women who worked there.

“At 11:53 in the morning we got the first report from an employee of a business in the downtown area that the suspect had sexually assaulted her and grabbed her in an intimate area,” Smith reported. “He was gone by the time the officers got there.”


At one point, upon seeing the police nearby, Goodgame took off on foot and a search was initiated. A second call to the station came in at 12:33 p.m., indicating a man matching the suspect’s description had entered a second business and allegedly grabbed another female victim, sexually assaulting her, Smith said.

“Based on his actions and statements, we believe he had the intent to rape her,” he added.

Smith said the woman began yelling and managed to extricate herself from the situation. A group of citizens in the vicinity were alerted and, seeing Goodgame, began pursuing him. They managed to detain him until police arrived at the scene.

“We took him into custody and, while we were doing that, we were contacted by another female victim who reported he’d gone into her place of business at around 11 a.m. and exposed his genitals,” Smith said.

Goodgame, a registered sex offender and convicted felon, was charged with three felony counts for kidnapping to commit robbery, rape, oral copulation or sodomy, attempted forcible rape and sexual battery, according to court records.

He also faces five misdemeanor charges, including indecent exposure, touching the intimate part of another person and failing to re-register as a sex offender.

Convicted in 2015 on felony charges of second-degree burglary, Goodgame has been arrested several times in recent years, mainly on misdemeanor charges, including annoying or molesting children in 2018 and indecent exposure and lewd conduct in public in 2017, records indicate. He received jail time for both incidents.

Goodgame was last arrested Oct. 27 for failing to re-register as a sex offender, according to court records. He pled guilty on Nov. 3 and was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, but Smith said Saturday he was released sometime in December.

Goodgame is scheduled to appear in Orange County Superior Court for a Jan. 22 arraignment hearing, at which time he will be asked to answer to the charges against him.

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