The legal proceedings surrounding the allegations against Harry Goularte have taken a significant step forward. A judge has ruled that Goularte, who stands accused of molesting former UFC champion Cain Velasquez’s young son when he was only 4 years old, will indeed stand trial for the alleged crime.
During a recent preliminary hearing, the now 5-year-old boy publicly implicated Goularte for the first time. It’s a harrowing situation for the Velasquez family, who have been dealing with the fallout of these disturbing allegations since they first came to light in February 2022.
Judge Orders Trial for Accused Child Molester of Cain Velasquez’s Child
Last year in June, Harry Goularte, who is 44 years old, pleaded not guilty to the charge of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14. Recently, a judge has ordered him to stand trial after a full day in court where Cain Jr. and other family members testified. Goularte will appear in court again on March 13 for a trial setting.
During the court proceedings, Deputy District Attorney Robert Philbrook attempted to extract concise answers from the young boy, who was permitted to fill in a Pokemon coloring book while providing his testimony. Cain Sr. and Michelle, the boy’s guardians, were present in the courtroom as Cain Jr. answered the questions to the best of his ability, without their aid.
After repeated attempts to solicit a response, Cain Jr. began to weep, causing the court to take a 15-minute recess. During this time, Philbrook employed a drawing of a stick figure to assist the child in communicating. Subsequently, Cain Jr. disclosed that Goularte had employed his hand to touch his genitalia in a restroom at Bender’s daycare facility.
Cain Sr., who is currently out on bail and awaiting his upcoming court appearance on various charges, including attempted murder for purportedly shooting at Goularte in February of last year, did not testify during the court proceedings.
In February 2022, Goularte was apprehended and later released on bail. There have been several changes made to his bail conditions since then, including authorization to work, the freedom to relocate beyond the county, and clearance to be in the presence of minor relatives.
As we move closer to March 15, all eyes are on Cain, who is set to appear in court for his own trial. MMA Junkie, as always, will be at the forefront of the news cycle, delivering the latest updates on this developing story.
Despite the tumultuous nature of this situation, it appears that Cain will continue to receive an outpouring of support as he embarks on the next leg of his journey. Fans and followers alike have been privy to his recent involvement in professional wrestling events, an endeavor which was granted the green light by a judge.
As this story continues to unfold in the coming months, rest assured that we will remain vigilant in our reporting and bring you the most up-to-date information on this case.