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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.


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