Defendants Sentenced for Multiple Child Sexual Assaults
DATE: December 17, 2018
CASE: Chantell Gosztyla & Richard Gosztyla (Case #18FE004488)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Nancy Cochrane, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
The Honorable Steve White sentenced Chantell Gosztyla and Richard Gosztyla to 91 years to life in prison. On November 6, 2018, a jury convicted both defendants of multiple counts of lewd and lascivious conduct against a young family member.
The defendants sexually assaulted the victim together and individually 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 they were planning on fleeing the country.