Aaron John Goodrich Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On May 24, 2019, Aaron John Goodrich pleaded guilty to First-Degree Rape and First-Degree Sexual Abuse and was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Judge Eric Butterfield. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case against Goodrich.

In October of 2010, a then 11-year-old girl made a disclosure of abuse by Goodrich to a friend. That friend then alerted her mother who contacted the Oregon Department of Human Services to report the disclosure. The victim denied the abuse at the time and authorities closed out their investigation. The abuse continued for at least two more years in Sherwood, Oregon.

Shortly after that initial disclosure, Goodrich began abusing a second young girl known to him. That abuse continued until October of 2018, when the victim disclosed the abuse and police were notified. Goodrich was living in Forest Grove during the majority of this time.

When arrested by Forest Grove Police, Goodrich admitted to the abuse.

Detective Darren Pomeroy from the Forest Grove Police Department began investigating. He learned of the initial reports of abuse from 2010 and worked with Detective Kris Asla of the Sherwood Police Department to find the now adult victim. That woman summoned the courage to disclose that the abuse did indeed occur, and agreed to aid in the prosecution of Goodrich.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to commend the courage shown by these two victims, and the dedication of Detectives Pomeroy and Asla on this case.

Goodrich was sentenced under Jessica’s Law and has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence. He must also register as a sex offender and will undergo post-prison supervision upon his release.