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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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Ash Leigh September 06, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Good job Napa Sheriffs! I'm glad this scum is off the streets of Napa.
V_Therese September 06, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Yes, good job, Sheriff's Dept... and thank you to the girl for reporting it and for helping them to follow up.
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 06, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I'm really glad they put this sting together! what a brave girl for helping o get this guy off the streets!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Yes, she sure is. Take that, all the commenters who were ragging on teenage girls in other threads!
Scott Yeager September 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Mr. Moran has one a too many in his last name.
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 07, 2012 at 12:18 AM
What does it say about a person who says to the police "I don't really run a prostitution ring, that's just how I pick up women"? (Shudder)
Lena September 07, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Great job by her to report this and end it before he hurt somebody
Carl Spackler September 07, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Fake Pimpin' ain't easy.
Frank_M September 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Im pretty sure this guy has a construction or landscaping business in town!! Someone should look into that!
shane September 07, 2012 at 03:23 PM
"You know it's hard out here for a pimp (you ain't knowin) When he tryin to get this money for the rent (you ain't knowin)"
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 07, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Fake Pimp this has to be a first.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 07, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Also A normal millionaire can get a lady back to his place just with his car. Most millionaires do not need to pay for sex. I am sure of one fact. Mr Moran will meet a real pimp in Prision.
Chuck Matheson September 07, 2012 at 07:08 PM
What a moron.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) 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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