Harry Goularte trial setting delayed again in child molestation case

The man who allegedly sexually assaulted the young son of former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez won’t go to trial until September at the earliest.

Harry Goularte appeared virtually in Santa Clara County (Calif.) court Wednesday. Presiding Judge Daniel T. Nishigaya granted his trial-setting hearing be continued until Aug. 30. Goularte has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of lewd acts with a child after he was accused of inappropriately touching the then-4-year-old boy at a daycare center.

If found guilty, Goularte could face up to eight years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. There is currently a coinciding civil lawsuit filed by the Velasquez family against Goularte, as well as Goularte’s family and related businesses.

Police arrested Goularte in February 2022 after an investigation and interview with the child. Goularte was released from custody two days later on $50,000 bail with the stipulation of GPS monitoring. Three days later, Velasquez was arrested after he allegedly chased and shot at a car that contained Goularte and Goularte’s family members.

Velasquez was incarcerated for nearly nine months before he was eventually granted bail in November 2022. Velasquez faces a number of felony charges, including attempted murder. He is out of custody on GPS monitoring and has partaken in professional wrestling matches in recent months. Velasquez is due back in court for a trial setting date of his own Aug. 2.


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Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie