Cain Velasquez, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion charged with attempted murder a man who he claims molested his 4-year-old son is currently suing the man and his family, who own the childcare business where the alleged molestation took place.
Velasquez, 39, remains in detention after allegedly shot a man and crashed his truck into his car during a high speed chase in Santa Clara County in February. two-time UFC heavyweight champion alleges in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goulart raped Velasquez’s son while he was attending a daycare run by Goulart’s mother, Patricia Goulart.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor named CV Jr. against Harry Goulart, his particular business, along with his mother and stepfather, Paul Bender, who ran a child care business from a home in San Martin. According to the lawsuit, Goulart was living at home and working in childcare at the time of the alleged molestation.
The Velasquez family allege that Harry Gularte was allowed to spend time alone with CV and other children on the property, including time he spent with the children in the bathroom and in the playhouse for extended periods of time. The Velasquez family said in their lawsuit that the childcare business and its owners “facilitated and supported an environment” in which children could be molested, sexually abused and harassed. CV spent five days a week at home from 2021 to 2022, according to a complaint filed this week in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
The lawsuit accuses Goulart, 43, and his family of negligence, sexual battery and a range of other claims.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office charged him with indecent and indecent acts with a minor.
Two days after his arrest, Gularte was released from prison under a court-controlled confession program of his own over objections from prosecutors and was not required to post bail, said Sean Webby, a spokesman for the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office.
The next day, Velázquez allegedly followed Goulart and Bender in his truck and shot their truck with a .40 semi-automatic pistol. Velasquez was then arrested by the San Jose police. While Gularte was his target, Velázquez instead shot Bender in the shoulder.
“It is a sad tragedy that G. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck,” the Santa Clara County Attorney said. Jeff Rosen stated at the time of Velasquez’s arrest. “This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family.”
Earlier this month, Goulart pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges, and a preliminary trial is scheduled for September. Velasquez’s lawyer Mark Geragos identified CV in court as Cain Velasquez’s son. According to Geragos in court, Goulart allegedly touched the boy “100 times” and other children were seen with Goulart in the bathroom at the orphanage.
Velázquez, who is due back in court in August, has been charged with attempted murder and other related charges. According to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, he faces a prison term of 20 years to life in prison. Goulart faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty.