Pennsylvania man raped minor daughters, used chemicals for at-home abortions after impregnating one many times

Jason D Goodwill's abuse crimes took place over a period of 14 years - he started abusing one when she was just 7 and the other when she was ten


                            Pennsylvania man raped minor daughters, used chemicals for at-home abortions after impregnating one many times
Jason D Goodwill (Pennsylvania State Police)

MCKEAN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA: A 51-year-old man has been accused of raping his minor daughter and stedaughter repeatedly, getting the latter pregnant on many occasion and then conducting at-home abortions himself on the victim. Jason D. Goodwill was arraigned last week on charges including sexual assault; rape forcible compulsion; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse forcible compulsion; two counts each of rape, corruption of minors and indecent assault without consent; four counts of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age; and three counts each of endangering the welfare of children and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, according to Erie News Now.

Due to the seriousness of the charges and the possibility that additional charges might be brought against him at a future date, the accused was not granted bond. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the investigation into Goodwill's alleged crimes cover a period of 14 years, starting from 2006, and involves two minor girls, now aged 12 and 20 years, both of whom were in the accused's custody when the suspected sexual abuse took place.

An investigation was launched on May 7 when the 12-year-old was taken to UPMC Hamot Children's Care Clinic by the 20-year-old. On being questioned by the police, who responded to the medical center after receiving reports of suspected sexual abuse, the 12-year-old told them that she had been raped by Goodwill from the age of 10. 

According to the criminal complaint, the youngest daughter had not come forward with the allegations earlier because the suspect had threatened her that if she told her mother, he would take her to the hospital, where she would be placed on a table and "stuff would be pulled out of her." She added that she had tried to defend herself by trying to say "no" multiple times when the accused tried to rape her.

Goodwill allegedly forced her to have sex with him, made her watch child pornography, and inappropriately touched her during the sex acts. 

The 20-year-old stepdaughter told authorities that she had been sexually abused by Goodwill since the age of seven. The suspect would allegedly have sex with her on a daily basis, and inappropriately touch her on multiple occasions. The unnamed victim also believed that Goodwill impregnated her on several occasions and then injected her with some chemicals to artificially induce labor so that he could carry out abortions at home. 

In 2014, the 20-year-old, who was then 14,  gave birth to a baby who was taken away by Goodwill. After a few days, she found out that that the child had passed away and had been buried on the property of their McKean residence. On May 12, the state police served a search warrant at the mentioned property and recovered evidence linked to the death of a child. It was not clear if the evidence in question involved a corpse. The investigation into the case is still ongoing as the police said they are looking for additional physical evidence related to the 20-year-old's accusation.

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