Aptos Man Jailed on Child Molest Charges in Napa

The 26-year-old reportedly posed as a much younger male and allegedly molested three teenage boys.

A 26-year-old Santa Cruz County man was arrested at his home in Aptos on Wednesday on suspicion he sexually molested two 14-year-old Napa boys in separate relationships, according to a press release from the :

In March 2012, Napa County Sheriff’s Detectives received information that between January 2011 and February 2012, a suspect met two separate 14-year-old Napa boys through social networking web sites. The suspect then met each of the boys and ultimately engaged in a sexual relationship with each of the boys, lasting several months.

Information led Detectives to a third victim, who was 15 years old and lived in Elk Grove, at the time of (a) year-long sexual relationship that occurred in 2010.

The suspect was known by three different names: Ashton Nasif, Justin Hicks, and his real name, Justin Noel Lopez, 26 years old, out of Aptos, California. The suspect told victims that he was much younger than his 26 years.

On April 4, 2012 at 8:15 am, Napa Sheriff’s Office Detectives went to Aptos and arrested Lopez at his residence. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Department of Corrections. 

Lopez was booked on multiple counts of several felonies, including:

Lewd Act with a Child

Oral Copulation


Investigators said they believe there may be more victims who have not come forward yet, according to the press release. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Napa County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau at (707) 253-4591.

Blake July 04, 2013 at 02:20 PM
No not true Danielle he has done this reapeatly to boy after boy he's a predictor with lots of charm he came into my parents home lied to me my brother and my parents and there were many boys who didn't come foreward know your facts before you say something I know the facts and Kyle everyone thinks they know the real Justin don't kid yourself. He's a monster who prays on children
Blake July 04, 2013 at 02:23 PM
He told is he was 16 and boy he was far from it he destroyed people's innocence, he's a manipulative monster
Blake July 04, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I have to live my life everyday knowing what he did, he destroyed my innocence and he was aware he's a pethetic waste of life
John August 24, 2013 at 12:13 AM
I dated him back in 2011, went on a couple dates. I was 18 and he told me he was 18 as well. I believed him, and boy did he have charm. He swooned me with all his might. When I told him I wasn't into hooking up and it would be a while until I'd sleep with him, he wrote me off. Not knowing who he actually was, I was devastated. Then the article with his mugshot surfaced and I finally understood why such a sweet and great guy who disappear from my life. Now I'm happy he did. I've heard more and more stories from his victims and even saw him in Santa Cruz on dates with boys. I'm not sure where he is now, but I sure as hell hope he is locked up sitting in silence realizing he has hurt young boys. Disgusting piece of garbage. For all of you who are defending him, go get molested and see what it feels like. Blake and Cody, hope you're doping great knowing you're safe. -John
jimmy johnson December 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Does any one have the latest information on what the outcome was? Sentencing etc etc?


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