Sex offender arrested for exposing himself to child for third time this month

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A sex offender from Canandaigua has been arrested for exposing himself to child for the third time this month.

Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies say Paul Goodrell, 54, was most recently arrested for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child on Friday. After an investigation, deputies determined he exposed himself to a 7-year-old girl on Dec. 9 at the plaza in Canandaigua off State Route 364 near Moran Road. Goodrell was arraigned and taken to Ontario County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Deputies say Goodrell was also around the Eastview Mall and the surrounding businesses on Dec. 6. They’re asking anyone with who has seen similar incidents to call the sheriff’s office at 585-394-4560.

Goodrell has been arrested on public lewdness charges at least nine times since 1989 and has spent several years in state prison. According to the state Department of Corrections, he was most recently released on parole in July.

After that, Goodrell was arrested on Dec. 9 for exposing himself in Canandaigua and Dec. 15 for exposing himself in Farmington. News10NBC looked into why Goodrell has been repeatedly arrested and released.