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.

Chuck April 07, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Hey Justin, why the long face?
Cathy P. April 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM
kyle April 08, 2012 at 06:30 AM
he has a long face because he didn't do shit! no one knows the real justin they think they do by reading what they see on line but known of it is true!!
Chuck April 08, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Take it easy there, Justin, aka "kyle"!! and I think you were trying to say "none" instead of "known", eh? Ha ha!! The upside of your future conviction is there will be a lot of opportunities for manlove in close quarters!! By the way, are you related to Sarah Jessica Parker or Tori Spelling?
Just Cause April 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I have known Justin since he was a little boy. I can not believe what I am reading right now. Right now these are just accusations. Every man is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If he is innocent or guilty only he himself knows what really happened as there are two sides to every story. If he is guilty and he did do that to those poor boys, may god have mercy on his soul, and the state of California lock him up and throw away the key!
kyle April 10, 2012 at 03:29 PM
For your information this is Kyle aka Justin's bf . You don't know what you are talking about he would never do that to those boys he hated guys who did this kind of stuff and no he's not related to those people. We are going to fight this
Bev April 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Kyle you're Justin's Boyfriend? And are you visting him in jail?
Cal April 16, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Awk moment when "Ashton" supposedly 17 dated my best friend whos under 18 until he found his ID on the floor of the bathroom where he found out he was actually 26 and had a different name... Guilty!
Chuck April 16, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Grrr May 14, 2012 at 01:29 AM
So i am the guy from eg so don't say anything about him not doing this. I wear the truth beneath my skin.
Eileen M. June 02, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Multiple aliases and lying about his age by shaving several years off when talking to young boys online might not be proof of guilt, but it certainly doesn't bode well for this guy...
Cody Nathaniel September 19, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Im one of those Boys and I'm 15 I have pictures of us making out prove that he is guilty of rape saudemy and molestation
Jennifer Squires September 19, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Sorry this happened to you. Hope you're getting connected with support and resources.
Jane September 20, 2012 at 04:08 PM
As a parent this is my worst fear. I talk to my children about predators. I wonder if any victims of these types of crimes have any advise for parents. What can we do to prevent this from happening to our babies, in addition to keeping an open dialogue? For those who say he is innocent: you are in a gross state of denial. It sounds like he used the internet to prey on his victims, and these types of records don't lie.
JAYY November 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM
JAY im also a victum of this guy and he is really a sweet guy and i miss him, but its a shame, he lied to all of us and he does deserve to be in a place like where he he is now
831local November 29, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Its all true...everyone that knew justin knew he was a pathological liar. i met him when i was 14 and ever since then he would always say his 21 and blah blah. and i know for a fact that he has molested more than the people that spoke out. i hope he does time and he learns a lesson he is nothing but a piece of shit. everyone saw this coming in santa cruz couty.
Cody is gonna get it December 31, 2012 at 07:55 AM
haha your 15? yeah right motherfucker your 18... stop acting like you know everything by the way your a psychotic liar... i guess it runs in the family.
Sarah January 08, 2013 at 07:57 AM
I hve met Justin multiple times who was friends with my ex boyfriend and he always gave me the creeps, I always assumed he was gay at least.. He claimed to be rich and buy anything he wanted. He was always very odd and I am so devastated to hear this and to know I was around him so many times ! This is truly discusting and I hope in jail he gets what he deserves! My heart goes out to those little boys and I pray they feel comfort that they are safe now. If you were raped or molested by Justin please please please come forward! He deserves to rot in hell for all his lies and discusting fascination with little boys.
Blake March 03, 2013 at 07:08 AM
My names Blake Kyle sorry what you think it's true very true I know for a fact 100%
danielle March 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Justin is a sweet guy and is not creepy and doesn't deserve what's happening to him. Those boys are liars they just got caught doing gay things and don't wanna admit theyare gay how many people out there lie about there name and stuff on facebook and on dating sites , I bet if it was some teenage girl's we woukd of never heard of it and he would of gotten a slap on th wrist
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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