Former sheriff deputy injured in prison
September 18, 2009
By KAREN VELIE
Bryan Goossens, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy arrested last year on charges of child pornography, was hospitalized following an injury he incurred at the Federal Detention Center in Los Angeles, said Steve Gagliardy, the prison’s public information officer.
On September 14, Goossens was either pushed or jumped from an upper bunk in his prison cell. He suffered a major head injury and was transported to a Los Angeles hospital.
He remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Arrested as part of a widespread roundup of suspected members of a child pornography ring, Goossens faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. Goossens and 51 others allegedly shared “very disturbing and graphic” images of children depicting bestiality and bondage.
On September 10, U.S. Marshals revoked Goossens’ bail because of a pre-trial violation. He recently filed a motion to withdraw his previous plea. A motion hearing is scheduled for September 24.