was an LDS church member and retired pathologist and coroner's physician in O'Fallon, Illinois; US Army Reserves and Air Force veteran; arrested in 2022 for Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child; charged with six felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault involving minors

Case Summary

Malcolm Goodwin was a Mormon church member in Illinois.

In 2022, Goodwin was arrested and charged with sexual assault involving minors.

A person who attended the same LDS ward as Goodwin spoke with FLOODLIT on the condition that they’d remain anonymous. They said they saw Goodwin speak in church several times and that he was known for wearing a bow tie.

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  1. Arrest Made in Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Investigation
    view source details | 22 Nov 2022 | O'Fallon Illinois Police Department
  2. Retired pathologist charged with sexual assault involving minors
    view source details | 23 Nov 2022 | Stars and Stripes
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  • Arrest Made in Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child Investigation
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: O'Fallon Illinois Police Department
    Date published/accessed: 22 Nov 2022
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    On July 7, 2022, the O’Fallon Police Department began an investigation into a Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault allegation that occurred approximately 6 years prior in the 200 block of Woodland Ct, O’Fallon.

    On November 21, 2022, 82-year-old Malcolm N. Goodwin was taken into custody without incident. This case was presented to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office and the below charges were issued against Goodwin the following day:

    Ct 1: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Victim < 13 (Class X Felony) Ct 2: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Victim < 13 (Class X Felony) Ct 3: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Victim < 13 (Class X Felony) Ct 4: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault/Victim < 13 (Class X Felony) Ct 5: Criminal Sexual Assault / Family Member <18 (Class 1 Felony) Ct 6: Criminal Sexual Assault / Family Member <18 (Class 1 Felony) Goodwin’s bond was set at $400,000 and he was remanded to the custody of the St. Clair County Jail. Since this case involves a juvenile victim, we will not be releasing any further information. Anyone with further information that may lead to the identification of any further victims contact Detective Sergeant Clay Hoff at 618-624-9534 or email: choff@ofallon.org

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    Retired pathologist charged with sexual assault involving minors
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Stars and Stripes
    Date published/accessed: 23 Nov 2022
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    (Tribune News Service) — A retired pathologist with a distinguished career has been charged with six felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault involving minors in O’Fallon.

    Malcolm N. Goodwin, 82, was taken into custody “without incident” on Monday, charged on Tuesday and held at the St. Clair County Jail, according to a news release from the city of O’Fallon.

    Goodwin resided primarily in O’Fallon until recently and now lives in Pueblo, Colorado, O’Fallon Police Department Capt. David Matevey said on Wednesday. He was arrested while back in Illinois.

    Goodwin was employed by or had temporary privileges at dozens of military and civilian hospitals, county coroner’s offices and medical practices in Illinois and other states, according to his 39-page online vitae from 2011.

    O’Fallon police began an investigation on July 7 into assaults that allegedly occurred six years ago in the 200 block of Woodland Court in O’Fallon, the news release stated.

    Goodwin’s former practice was based in his home at 206 Woodland Court, according to the vitae and several online physician directories. Real-estate listings show it was sold in September of this year.

    The office of St. Clair County State’s Attorney James Gomric charged Goodwin with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault with a child under 13, a Class X felony; and two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault with a family member under 18, a Class 1 felony.

    Charges listed in an arrest warrant don’t provide specifics on Goodwin’s alleged actions. But they involve “acts” with minors, not the viewing of online materials, Matevey said.

    St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida set Goodwin’s bond at $400,000, which means he would have to pay $40,000 to be released. He remained incarcerated as of Wednesday morning, according to an automated jail report.

    Anyone with information that could lead to the identification of other alleged victims are asked to contact O’Fallon Detective Sgt. Clay Hoff at 618-624-9534 or choff@ofallon.org.

    Goodwin served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1962 to 1982 and the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1998, working as a pathologist in several states before ending up at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and retiring as a colonel, according to the online professional biography.

    Goodwin later was employed by or had temporary privileges at about a dozen hospitals in Illinois and Missouri, including those in Alton, Sparta, Breese and East St. Louis.

    Goodwin was a coroner’s physician in 15 counties in Illinois and Missouri, including St. Clair, Clinton, Randolph, Jersey, Macoupin, Washington, Marion and St. Louis. His vitae stated that he was a member of 44 professional organizations, recipient of 33 military awards and author of 21 publications as of 2011.

    Goodwin’s Twitter page, created in 2021, describes him as “retired young 80 years pathologist widower ready to enjoy life with to-be-found new companion.” His wife, Elizabeth, died in 2020 after 56 years of marriage, according to her obituary.

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