Bleijie orders appeal on peeping Tom predator

Peeping Tom predator John William Goodwin
Peeping Tom predator John William Goodwin

AN appeal will be lodged over the sentence of a predatory 'peeping Tom' offender who terrorised Brisbane's north side by breaking into homes and filming himself masturbating next to women and children.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said today he had directed the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentence of John William Goodwin, who was convicted of more than 150 offences last month.

The 41-year-old was convicted of 154 offences including recording in breach of privacy, burglary and sexual assault.

The offences occurred over several years and involved Goodwin breaking into his victim's homes, photographing or filming them and, in some instances, sexually assaulting or indecently dealing with them as they slept.

He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and will be eligible for parole on 1 June 2015.

Goodwin broken into 38 homes and secretly filming a total of 64 women and girls while they were asleep, on the toilet and undressing, over seven years until September 17, 2012, News Corp reported.

Some of his victims yesterday bravely sat in the public gallery as Judge Michael Shanahan took into account 598 days served in pre-sentence custody and set parole eligibility for June 1 next year.

Goodwin was uncovered when police from Taskforce Argos traced child pornography featuring an eight-year-old girl from Brisbane he secretly filmed to a Russian website, using the web moniker ``Evil I Am''.

Detectives unearthed a computer cache of 1.5 million files that had been meticulously curated by Goodwin, including 154,000 child exploitation images, 1193 child exploitation videos and countless ``peeping Tom'' files.

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