DATE: December 14, 2022

CASE: John Gouveia (Case #22FE005861)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Dinah Mielke, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

John Gouveia pled to 5 counts of committing a lewd act upon a child. Gouveia also admitted to the aggravating factors of vulnerable victim and taking advantage of a position of trust.

Gouveia was in a relationship with a family member of the victim. He took advantage of a position of trust and began sexually assaulting the victim in 2017 when she was 8 years old. The abuse continued until 2021 when the victim was 13 years old.

John Gouveia faces a sentence of 14 years in state prison.  Sentencing is set for January 17, 2023, at 1:35 p.m. in Department 62 before the Honorable Kenneth Brody.

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