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Fayette County woman denies having sex with ex’s son, 14

Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:01 a.m

A Fayette County woman who is on trial for statutory sexual assault on Tuesday denied allegations she had sex with her ex-boyfriend’s 14-year-old son in a Connellsville residence.

“My statement basically said me and his father dated in the spring, and I never had physical contact with his son,” Kayla Goodwin, 24, of Dawson, testified as she described the statement she gave to a Connellsville police officer when the allegations surfaced in October 2012.

Goodwin is charged with statutory sexual assault and indecent assault. Police said Goodwin had sex with the boy on May 1, 2012, while the boy’s father slept on a couch in an adjacent room.

The boy, now 17, testified he was asleep on his father’s bed when he felt someone touching him. He looked up and saw Goodwin in the bed.

“I was kind of shocked,” he testified. “We started making out.”

The Tribune-Review does not identify victims of sexual abuse.

The teen testified the two had sex on the bed for “20 minutes.” When Goodwin feared they were making too much noise and might awaken his father, they moved to the floor, where they had sex for another “15 to 20 minutes,” he testified.

They stopped because he was not wearing a condom, he testified.

The teen’s father testified he found the two in his bed the following morning, but both were clothed and the teen told him nothing had occurred.

The father testified he broke up with Goodwin the night of the alleged incident but had her stay at the house because she “was drinking,” and he “didn’t believe she was capable of driving a vehicle.”

Goodwin testified she had two or three rum and Cokes but was not too impaired to drive. She testified she broke off the relationship with the teen’s father the morning of the alleged incident, when the two woke up together in bed and he referred to her by his former girlfriend’s name.

The two remained friends and worked at the same pizza shop until she learned of the allegations from a Connellsville police officer, Goodwin said.

The teen testified he did not immediately tell his parents about the incident, but his mother found out when he told his younger brother and “maybe some friends at school.”

Testimony is to resume Wednesday before President Judge John F. Wagner Jr.

Liz Zemba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or lzemba@tribweb.com.

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