Alleged Shooting Target Of Cain Velasquez Pleads Not Guilty To Child-Related Felony
The man allegedly targeted in the shooting by Cain Velasquez, Harry Goularte, has pleaded not guilty to a single felony charge of a lewd or lascivious act upon a child under age 14.
Goularte was issued a no-contact order on Monday, requiring him to to stay 300 feet away from his alleged victim. His preliminary hearing will take place on September 20.
The 43 year old, Goularte, was arrested on suspicion of repeatedly molesting a child, who was later revealed to be the 4-year-old son of Velasquez. This all took place at a childcare facility operated by Goularte’s mother.
He was released from custody, reportedly against the district attorney’s wishes on February 25, after posting bail. He was ordered to stay at home with an ankle monitor and required to stay away from children under the age of 14.
It is reported that the shooting occurred while Goularte was going to pick up the bracelet.
Velasquez, 39, is accused of shooting a .40-caliber handgun at the car carrying Goularte, Goularte’s father-in-law, Paul Bender, and Goularte’s mother. During this shooting, Bender was wounded twice.
Prosecutors say the incident took place over a high-speed chase through the Morgan Hill neighborhood of San Jose, Calif.