Cain Velasquez, the previous UFC heavyweight champion charged with the tried homicide of a person he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is now suing the person and his household who personal a childcare enterprise the place the alleged molestation occurred.
Velasquez, 39, stays in police custody after he allegedly shot on the man and rammed his truck into his automobile throughout a high-speed pursuit by means of Santa Clara County in February. The two-time UFC heavyweight champion claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte sexually molested Velasquez’s son whereas he was attending a childcare run by Goularte’s mom, Patricia Goularte.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor named “C.V. Jr.” in opposition to Harry Goularte, his concrete enterprise, alongside along with his mom and stepfather, Paul Bender, who operated the childcare enterprise out of a house in San Martin. Goularte was residing on the house and dealing for the childcare enterprise in the course of the time of the alleged molestation, in keeping with the lawsuit.
The Velasquez household claims Harry Goularte was allowed to spend time alone with C.V. and different kids on the property, together with time he spent with kids in a rest room and a playhouse for prolonged intervals of time. The childcare enterprise and its homeowners “fostered and maintained an atmosphere” the place the kids might be molested, sexually abused and harassed, the Velasquez household stated in its lawsuit. C.V. spent 5 days per week on the house from 2021 to 2022, in keeping with the criticism filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court docket this week.
The lawsuit accuses Goularte, 43, and his household of negligence, sexual battery and several other different claims.
He was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor by the Santa Clara County district legal professional’s workplace.
Two days after he was arrested, Goularte was launched from jail into the court docket’s supervised personal recognizance program over objections from prosecutors and was not required to publish bail, stated Sean Webby, a spokesperson for the Santa Clara district legal professional’s workplace.
The following day, Velasquez allegedly pursued Goularte and Bender in his truck and fired into their truck with a 40-caliber semiautomatic handgun. Velasquez was then arrested by police in San Jose. Whereas Goularte was his goal, Velasquez as a substitute shot Bender within the shoulder.
“The unhappy tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez selected to take the regulation into his personal fingers, endangering the general public and everybody within the truck,” Santa Clara County District Atty. Jeff Rosen stated on the time of Velasquez’s arrest. “This act of violence additionally causes extra ache and struggling to his household.”
Earlier this month, Goularte pleaded not responsible to the felony cost of molesting a minor and a preliminary trial is scheduled for September. Velazquez’s legal professional, Mark Geragos, recognized C.V. in court docket as Cain Velasquez’s son. Goularte allegedly touched the boy “100 instances” and different kids had been seen going into a rest room on the child-care house with Goularte, Geragos stated in court docket.
Velasquez, who’s due again in court docket in August, is charged with tried, premeditated homicide and different associated prices. He faces a jail time period of 20 years to life, in keeping with the Santa Clara district legal professional’s workplace. Goularte faces as much as eight years in jail if convicted.