Two Orangevale residents have been sentenced to 91 years to life in prison after being found guilty of multiple counts of child sex assault charges involving a young family member.
Chantell Jeannette Gosztyla and Richard Gosztyla were found guilty on multiple counts of lewd and lascivious conduct against a young family member by a judge in early November.
Sacramento Superior Court records show that Chantell faced 12 felony charges of lewd and lasivious acts and was found guilty for 11 out of the 12. She was acquitted of one of the charges.
According to a news release from the Sacramento County District Attorney, the Gosztylas sexually assaulted the victim — both individually and while together — over a period of a year. When the pair was found in Napa, they had $9,000 cash and both their passports with them, a move which made the District Attorney’s Office believe they were planning to flee the country.
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Internet records from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing show Chantell J. Gosztyla was once a teacher. Her credentials were automatically suspended in April due to the court indictment.