Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Saint Paul Psychiatrist Arrested And Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography
February 21, 2018

Psychiatrist Aviel Goodman

Psychiatrist Aviel Goodman

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a criminal complaint charging AVIEL LI GOODMAN, 62, a licensed psychiatrist, with receipt of child pornography. GOODMAN made his initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Menendez in United States District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.

According to the complaint and documents filed in court, on multiple occasions between March 1, 2015, and August 27, 2017, undercover agents downloaded numerous image and video files depicting child pornography from IP addresses connected to GOODMAN’S Saint Paul, Minn. residence. On January 17, 2018, upon execution of a search warrant on GOODMAN’S residence, law enforcement seized a computer containing hundreds of image files and multiple video files of suspected child pornography. The images and videos were submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for analysis and victim identification.

If you know of any child who may have been a victim of exploitation, please call the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or visit NCMEC’s web site at www.missingkids.com (link is external).

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Katharine T. Buzicky and Carol M. Kayser.

Defendant Information:


Saint Paul, Minn.


Receipt of child pornography, 1 count