Change of plea hearing scheduled for Corey Goodman in GSI case
A man who had been accused of having sex with a highly intoxicated 15-year-old area girl at a house party in Minot, without her consent, 2 1/2 years ago could receive a plea deal that calls for dismissal of the felony charge, no further jail time and no requirement that he register as a sex offender.
A change of plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday in district court in Minot before North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap for Corey Ray Goodman, 24, who was 21 at the time of the incident in February 2019.
Goodman had been scheduled to go to trial on a Class A felony gross sexual imposition charge and Class A misdemeanor corruption of a minor and Class A misdemeanor delivery of alcohol to a minor charges on Oct. 26.
Under the plea agreement filed in advance with the court, the prosecution will dismiss the Class A felony gross sexual imposition charge against Goodman. Goodman will agree to plead guilty to two lesser charges of Class A misdemeanor corruption of a minor and Class A misdemeanor delivery of alcohol to a minor.
He will receive a deferred imposition of sentence on the corruption of a minor charge for two years, during which time he will be on supervised probation and will not be allowed to have contact with people under age 18 or to use alcohol. He will receive a 360 day suspended sentence on the Class A misdemeanor delivery of alcohol to a minor charge and would be on supervised probation for two years. The sentences on the two A misdemeanor charges would run consecutively, meaning he would be on court supervision for a total of four years. If Goodman successfully completes the term of probation, the A misdemeanor corruption of a minor charge will eventually be dismissed. Goodman will also not be required to register as a sex offender.