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Sentencing Delayed for Canandaigua Sex Offender


A miscommunication has delayed the sentencing of a Canandaigua sex offender who admitted to exposing himself to children at different locations in Ontario County last December.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the state Department of Corrections failed to bring Paul Goodrell to Canandaigua from the Elmira Correctional Facility on Wednesday for his sentencing. The 54-year-old will now be sentenced on April 24th and faces seven years behind bars.

Goodrell admitted to going into the Walmart in Victor on December 6th for what police say was an attempt to commit a crime for his sexual gratification. Three years ago, Goodrell was banned from all Walmart stores. He was spotted on surveillance footage following a family with young girls throughout the store and at no attempt was engaged in shopping.

Goodrell is accused of exposing himself to a juvenile while inside the Tops Supermarket on Route 96 in Farmington on December 6th. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department charged him with public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child

He was arrested on the same charges for a separate incident on December 8th at a grocery store in the city of Canandaigua. The video surveillance obtained during the investigation from the grocery store indicates there were additional victims.

Goodrell was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and public lewdness for exposing himself to a seven-year-old girl at a location on State Route 364 in Canandaigua on December 9th.

A registered sex offender since 2010, Goodrell pleaded guilty in February to burglary as a sexually motivated felony, public lewdness, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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