Defendants Convicted of Multiple Child Sexual Assault Charges
DATE: November 6, 2018
CASE: Chantell Gosztyla & Richard Gosztyla (Case #18FE004488)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Nancy Cochrane, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
Chantell Gosztyla and Richard Gosztyla were convicted by a jury of multiple counts of lewd and lascivious conduct against a young family member.
The defendants sexually assaulted the victim together for more than one year. When they were apprehended in Napa County, they had with them passports and $9,000 in cash. It is suspected that they were planning on fleeing the country.
Both defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Sentencing is set for December 14, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 21 before the Honorable Steve White.