The man accused of molesting former UFC star Cain Velasquez’s five-year-old son at a daycare center last year is set to go on a trial after Velasquez’s Son’s Testimony on Monday.
Harry Goularte is facing one felony charge of lewd acts with a minor under 14. The news came to the limelight after Velasquez allegedly tried to murder Goularte when he found out that his son was molested by him.
He allegedly chased down the accused and attempted to take his life before the authorities interfered.
Velasquez, 40, was then apprehended. Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, sustained a gunshot wound in the incident involving the MMA fighter. However, his injury was non-life threatening.
Later, Velasquez and his family filed a civil lawsuit against Goularte. Now, the case has been moved to a Santa Clara courtroom after Velasquez’s son gave testimony at a hearing on Monday.
Velasquez garnered support from his former UFC peers, and many MMA stars showed their support for the Velasquez family.
On the other hand, Goularte has pleaded not guilty in the case and denied every accusation from Velasquez and his family. He is currently out on bail, but not allowed to be around any minors even in his own family.
Velasquez has returned to American Kickboxing Academy after he was also granted bail.
The 40-year-old retired from MMA in 2019 following his loss to Francis Ngannou. He competed in the heavyweight class throughout his UFC career, and became a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion.