Defendant Pleads to Sexually Assaulting Vulnerable Child
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.