Fake Napa Pimp Accused of Luring Teen with Paid Sex Offer

A 17-year-old Napa girl worked with local detectives to arrest a 47-year-old man she said had attempted to recruit her as a prostitute to "millionaires," while suspect Gonzalo Moran told them he just wanted sex, authorities say.

From the Napa County Sheriff's Office: 

On August 28, 2012, a 17 year old female reported that on the previous Friday, Gonzalo Moran had offered her an opportunity to make lots of money by entering into “discrete relationships” with some millionaires he claimed to know. The victim told Moran she would have to think about his offer, then told her mother and followed up by reporting the incident to the Sheriff’s Office.

On September 5, 2012, at about 5:00 pm, the victim met with Moran at a public park on Laurel Street in the City of Napa, to discuss his offer. Moran told the victim she could make $150 dollars for having sex with the millionaires he would set her up to meet, but first she needed to go have sex with him. They discussed her being only 17 years old, and that the relationship would have to be concealed until she was 18.

Detectives who had the area surrounded, moved in and arrested Moran. Moran claimed he was not really running a prostitution ring, that this was how he approached women to have intercourse with him. He was booked into Napa County Department of Corrections for meeting a minor for sexual purposes.

Suspect Arrested:  Gonzalo Martinez Moran, 47 years old, of Napa.

Detectives are continuing to look into the possibility that Moran has approached other minors in a similar manner. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Chris Pacheco at 707-253-4591.

From the Napa County Sheriff's Office. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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Louisa Hufstader September 07, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Our wise and reasonable Petaluma editor has pointed out that there exists the possibility I was wrong about the "fake" part, and I am fully prepared to rebrand this suspect as an alleged pimp if police find more evidence suggesting he lied about lying about it to this brave young woman. But I do have a hard time believing Napa has a 47-year-old pimp who operates like this and yet has not been arrested before. Just saying.
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 07, 2012 at 08:25 PM
That's funny. So you have never heard of "high end escorts"? Ask someone who works at any of our High end resorts here in the valley (if they trust you they will tell you some stories). There have been 'high end hoes' and businessmen and businesswomen who use them, since I can remember. Why do you think so many "Pole dancers" were flocking to Florida during the RNC? It sure wasn't to be saved by the Republican's high morals, and Christian values. I'm sure Charlotte, and the DNC had a similar phenomenon, strippers are equal opportunists, and don't always stick to 'srippen'.
Kim Smith September 08, 2012 at 06:17 PM
He owns Martinez Landscape
Kim Smith September 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Martinez landscape is the name of the business he "runs"
Tom Davidson September 08, 2012 at 06:46 PM
No I can't. They're not impressed with my F150.


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