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.