Former teacher and priest jailed for sex abuse

David Goodstadt, 45, from Whittlesey has been jailed for 17 years. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A former teacher and priest has been jailed for 17 years for the sexual abuse of three young girls over a decade.

45-year-old David Goodstadt of Broad Street in Whittlesey was convicted of rape, attempted rape, indecency with a child and five counts of indecent assault following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

He was cleared of three other charges and the jury failed to reach a verdict on two other offences.

Detective Constable Amanda Sylvester of Cambridgeshire Police said: "Goodstadt is a dangerous man and we're pleased he is now behind bars. The victims showed great bravery in coming forward and ultimately giving evidence at court in order to bring him to justice."