Harry Goularte has bail requirements modified to be around minor family members

Harry Goularte is free to change his California residence – and had another major change to his court-ordered bail requirements, a judge ruled Friday.

Goularte, who is accused of child molestation and who was the target of an alleged shooting by former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, can change his residence to a different county. He also will be allowed to be around minors during the holiday season – provided the minors are family members, and provided other adults are present.

Goularte previously was not permitted to be around any minors, period, as one of the terms of his bail following a court agreement earlier this year. He remains out on bail under court supervision and GPS monitoring in Santa Clara (Calif.) County, and has been allowed to work a construction job while awaiting trial.

His representative said the court’s pre-trial services department is aware of Goularte’s upcoming plan for a change of residence and no issues were present for Goularte to continue to be supervised. His new address will remain sealed and confidential.

A judge Friday agreed to modified terms of his bail to allow the move and for him to be in family settings with minors present during the holidays.

Goularte pleaded not guilty this past June to one criminal charge of lewd acts with a minor, alleged to be Velasquez’s son, then 4. He has a pre-trial hearing set for Jan. 17.

If found guilty, Harry Goularte could face up to eight years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Velasquez currently is out on $1 million bail. He faces a handful of charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly followed and shot at Goularte in a high-speed car chase and struck Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, with a bullet.

Velasquez, not long after being granted bail after months in jail and multiple attempts by his legal team for him to be released, was allowed to go to Arizona to perform in a Lucha Libre wrestling match. He was due to travel Thursday for the Saturday event and is scheduled to return to California on Sunday. He has a pre-trial hearing set for Dec. 28.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie