Robert Harold Goldman is an American known for his work in the technology industry in Santa Barbara, California. He was employed at Graphiq as the VP of Product until March 2016. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania  and graduated with a BA in Biology and MA in Environmental Studies in 2010.
Arrest for Rape
In January 2016, Goldman followed a woman back to a home on Santa Barbara Street. She was under the influence and sleeping on a couch and awoke to Goldman raping her early the next morning, using dish soap in the process. He fled the house but was arrested January 31st, and arraigned on February 29th on felony charges of rape of an unconscious or asleep person, and rape while a person is prevented from resisting by any intoxicating or anesthetic substance.
A previous sexual assault victim of Goldman's gave a victim impact statement during his hearing for the 2016 rape. This victim, Jane Doe 2, was a coworker of Goldman's at Graphiq and in 2015, joined him for drinks at a Santa Barbara wine bar one evening after her mother had died from cancer. She was coping with losing both of her parents recently from cancer. She woke the next morning, in a Santa Barbara alley, naked but covered in a blanket from a homeless person, and unable to communicate coherently. Police later retrieved several items belonging to the victim from Goldman's car. He did not face criminal charges in this case.
In July 2016, Goldman reached a no-contest plea agreement with his attorney, Robert Sanger, former counsel for Michael Jackson, and Deputy District Attorney Mary Barron. Goldman pleaded no contest to a single felony account of assault by means likely to cause great bodily harm. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail but will be eligible for to serve that in the electronic-monitoring program. He also faces five years probation, a 10-year restraining order with the victim, and attending sex-offender therapy. However, he will not be required to register as a sex offender .
Goldman will not be required to register as a sex offender, which has many people speculating as to whether his race and affluent background shielded him justice, similar to the case of Brock Turner and Austin Wilkerson.