An evil Birmingham paedophile who preyed on five underage girls over seven years has had his jail term CUT by appeal court judges.
Web designer Alan Goodwin, 58, raped, groomed and molested victims aged between 12 and 14.
The monster, of Shirestone Road in Tile Cross, was jailed for a total of 19 and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court in August last year.
He was brought to justice only after one of his victims bravely went to police years after the abuse – after spotting him driving past as she waited at a bus stop.
Goodwin was convicted of multiple offences, including rape, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and a number of sexual assaults.
But at London’s Criminal Appeal Court, Lord Justice Irwin ruled that was too tough and slashed his sentence to 17 years.
The judge heard the victim of the rape was just 13 and another girl suffered immense distress after Goodwin told her that “nobody else loved her” as he abused her.
Lord Justice Irwinsaid: “There were five victims…the offences involved grooming and had a devastating effect on all of the five victims.”
But, upholding the appeal, he ruled: “We think there is substance in the grounds that the sentences overall are somewhat too long.
“That conclusion does not intend to diminish the very extensive criminality or the impact on the victims.
“We think that, altogether, the sentences ought to be in the region of 17 years and, to that extent, this appeal is allowed.”
We reported on the case las year and one victim bravely revealed to the Birmingham Mail how she had been targeted by the paedophile as a young girl.
It was many years later that she saw Goodwin again, sparking a chain of events that would eventually see him arrested, convicted and jailed.
“I was standing at a bus stop when I saw him,” said the abuse survivor, now aged 22.
“He was driving past in his car and waved. That moment, it all began coming back to me, it triggered it off.
“If you don’t see them for a long time, you start to forget. But when you see them you start remembering what you forgot.”
The victim told her stunned parents what had happened to her as a child – and her distraught father left the house to track down Goodwin.
“Dad was crying and broke down,” she said. “He drove round to the block of flats where he thought Alan Goodwin lived and began sounding his horn, to get him out.
“But he never came out, which is good.. Dad would have killed him that night.”
Goodwin was arrested and more victims were identified during the police investigation, including two sisters.
In a separate case his fairground worker son Wayne Goodwin, 34, was also jailed for 15 years in September 2015 after being convicted of 15 sex attacks on young boys, including three rapes.
The depraved father and son had carried out the abuse independently of each other.