Robert Goldman — who was arrested for raping an intoxicated, unconscious woman in January — was sentenced this week to one year in County Jail. Goldman, 28, accepted a plea deal, which will also require him to enroll in counseling, but he will not be required to register as a sex offender.
Prosecutor Mary Barron explained in an email that the victim decided she did not want to testify at trial and “wanted to put the incident behind her.” Barron said the victim ultimately supported the plea bargain. “[I]n an adult sexual assault case, the victim’s desire to proceed with prosecution of the case, and ultimately with testifying at trial, is a paramount factor in whether a case is filed, proceeds to trial, or whether a plea bargain is offered,” Barron said.
Goldman has been out of custody since five days after his arrest. It will be up to the Sheriff’s Office to decide whether he can serve his sentence on electronic monitoring.