The Denver Post says that Goularte, who is 43, has been charged with a felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child younger than 14. On February 25, he was let out of jail without having to pay bail.
Velasquez has been denied bail three times, even though his lawyer is the famous Mark Geragos.
“They are desperately trying to hide from the fact that Cain was let down by the system,” Geragos told ESPN. “They’re not interested in that. They want to try a case that has nothing to do with the real world.”
Goularte is accused of abusing the child at a day care centre run by his mother Patricia, where Goularte also lived. Goualrte, Patricia, and Bender are being sued by Velasquez’s family for negligence and sexual battery. After Goularte pleaded guilty to his crime, he has a court date set for Sept. 20.
Velazquez had a 14–3 record in the UFC, and he was a two-time champion.