Thursday, March 16, 2017
Joplin doctor pleads not guilty to statutory rape, sodomy charges
The complaint alleges that Dr. Jeremy Goins, 35, committed the crimes with a 16-year-old girl between February 1, 2016, and February 28, 2017.
(UPDATE: Goins' attorney expects charges to be dropped.)
According to the probable cause affidavit, Goins "began touching her above and under her clothes" in late February or early March 2016. "Jeremy would also rub the juvenile's back and kiss her stomach. Jeremy would also rub his penis on the juvenile's butt, while both were wearing clothes."
The affidavit alleges the abuse grew even worse. relating an incident in which Goins placed his sex organ in the girl's mouth and four or five occasions in which they had sexual intercourse, with the incidents occurring at locations in Joplin and Carl Junction.
The next hearing for Goins, who is free on $40,000 bond, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 7 before Judge Joseph Hensley.