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Retired pathologist with ties to Jersey, Macoupin counties accused of sexual assault involving minors

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A retired pathologist with a distinguished career that included work in Jersey and Macoupin counties has been charged with six felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault involving minors.

Malcolm N. Goodwin, 82, was taken into custody “without incident” and was being in at the St. Clair County Jail.

Goodwin resided primarily in O’Fallon until recently and now lives in Pueblo, Colorado, O’Fallon Police Department Capt. David Matevey said Wednesday. 

He was arrested while 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 resume from 2011.

O’Fallon police began an investigation on July 7 into assaults that allegedly occurred six years ago in O’Fallon, authorities said.

Goodwin’s former practice was based in his home in O’Fallon, according to 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 and two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault with a family member under 18.

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 Circuit Judge Robert Haida set Goodwin’s bail at $400,000, which means he would have to pay $40,000 to be released. He remained jailed Wednesday.

Goodwin served in the Army and Air Force Reserves from 1962 to 1982 and the 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. He was a member of 44 professional organizations, recipient of 33 military awards and author of 21 publications as of 2011.

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