[UPDATED with Defendant's Claims, New Details:] Samuel Martinez Gonzalez Accused of Bringing Teen Girls From Texas to Work for Him as Prostitutes

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UPDATE, AUG. 16, 12:04 P.M.: Through the court affidavit and his appearance before a federal magistrate in Santa Ana Monday afternoon, we now know Samuel Martinez Gonzalez's side of the story that has him facing a maximum sentence of life behind bars if convicted.

The 26-year-old Santa Ana man claims that while visiting Texas, a friend asked him to bring her and her friends back to California with him.

Oh, and while Gonzalez did not know the girls or their names, he was sure they must be 18 or 19 years old.

Federal prosecutors are telling a much different tale. Based on the affidavit, the investigation and City News Service reporting, the following additional details about the case--Gonzalez is accused of bringing three minor girls from Texas to Orange County to work for him as prostitutes--have been made public:

  • The girls lived in Irving, Texas, and Gonzalez drove them to California.

  • The store Gonzalez is said to have taken the girls to was a Wal-Mart, and the clothing he sought for them was allegedly "hoochie dresses."

  • He took the girls to a restaurant where he suppoedly revealed he expected them to work as prostitutes.

  • He is accused of force-feeding the girls drugs.

  • The Orange establishment where two of the girls--ages 15 and 16--were found Friday night was a Motel 6. Investigators say they found empty boxes of condoms in the room.

  • Investigators claim to have found receipts in Gonzalez's wallet for condoms.

  • A check of Gonzalez's cell phone log included a call from someone who wanted to arrange sexual services, say investigators.

The federal judge ordered Gonzalez held without bond. He is due back in Santa Ana court for a hearing on Aug. 29 and arraignment on Sept. 6.

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ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 15, 1:31 P.M.: Fresh from Texas, Samuel Martinez Gonzalez, 26, of Santa Ana, is due in the federal courthouse in his hometown at 2 this afternoon.

He'll be answering charges related to what he is alleged to have brought back from the Lone Star State.

Actually, it's who he is said to have brought back: three teenage girls Gonzalez is accused of enlisting to work for him as prostitutes--and what one federal agent called the fulfillment of "every parent's worst nightmare."

Agents and investigators from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Orange County Sheriff's Department arrested Gonzalez Friday night as he walked down Elk Lane near the 5 freeway in Santa Ana, according to a statement from Thom Mrozek, public affairs officer with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

With Gonazlez were three females, including a teenage girl from Texas, according to a criminal complaint filed this morning in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana that charges the man with transporting minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Another girl with Gonzalez was also a teenager forced into prostitution by Gonzalez, the complaint adds.

Orange Police about an hour later discovered the other two Texas teens at a motel there. According to the statement supplied by Mrozek:

The two girls in the motel room--who are 15 and 16 years old--told agents they were relieved they had been rescued and looked forward to being reunited with their families, according to the affidavit. The three Texas teens are currently in protective custody, and a fourth girl, also believed to be a victim who was forced to work as a prostitute, is now being cared for by a family member.

Authorities learned about the missing girls on Aug. 12, when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was contacted by the relative of one of the Texas teens who disappeared with two friends. They may have been in Orange County, California, the center was reportedly told by the relative, and the caller provided a cell phone number. 

An HSI investigator was told over the phone by one girl that Gonzalez had invited her and the others to California to "go to the beach," but when the girls arrived here, Gonzalez took them shopping not for beachwear but dresses and high heels they would wear for their "job," reads the sex-trafficking affidavit.

Read the sex-trafficking affidavit here.

"Predators who sexually exploit young people should realize that their unspeakable acts will not go unpunished," U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. says in the press statement. "Child exploitation crimes are among the most important cases we prosecute, and we will spare no effort in prosecuting criminals who seek to take advantage of young victims."

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is also quoted saying, "This arrest reinforces the importance of the working relationship that sheriff's investigators have formed with ICE agents. Taking a suspect like this off the streets makes our community safer for children and sends a message to others who prey on children that their criminal activities will be discovered and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

The charge of transporting minors in interstate commerce for the purpose of prostitution carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum of life behind bars.

"This is every parent's worst nightmare," Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for ICE HSI in Los Angeles, said of the case. "Fortunately, because of the extraordinary cooperation and aggressive efforts by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as the law enforcement agencies involved in this case, the three Texas girls were rescued before they could be forced to engage in any acts of prostitution. ICE HSI will continue to work closely with its law enforcement counterparts here and around the world to protect young people from sexual exploitation."

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40 comments
LilbunnyFooFoo
LilbunnyFooFoo

Well I see the same repressed homosexuals that screw up C/L's R&R hang out over here posting their fantasies. Friggin idiots are everywhere.

Malycast
Malycast

Ok all of u that aren't taking Seriously need to go fuckin kill themselves cuz this is a serious crime and if it where someone close to u then u wouldn't be talking the way ur talking you dumb fucks! Get a like u assholes!

Jake_V's Bro
Jake_V's Bro

Hey all it's Jake _V's brother. Jake_V has never been the same since his lover Reynaldo left him. Big Rey, as Jake used to call him, used to pound lil Jake like it wasn't even funny. I'll never forget the first time. I was coming home from school and I heard girly screams coming out of Jakes room. I thought to myself, fawk yeah!! Jake finally brought a chick home and is going pound silly on her. I decided to take a peep and lord and behold Reynaldo was going silly on Jake from behind. Jake was getting pounded like a jack hammer. I was shocked and didn't think Jake could scream so loud, but hey if he's a happy lil pipe reamer then I'm cool with it. Anyways, long story short.. Reynaldo pounded Jake several times after and even made Jake give him many blumpkins. Then one day Reynaldo was gone and Jake has been messed up ever since. It's been quiet as hell in the house (mostly because Jake no longer screams like a little biotch) and Jake has been depressed. I apologize on behalf of my little joto bro. We love you Jake and hope you find someone to crush that culo once again.

SUXuOFF
SUXuOFF

hey everyone its SUX2BU i decided to change my name. I need something that fits me better. I'm just an around the way boy

xxPREACHERxxo
xxPREACHERxxo

Another piece of human trash.. We need a human size toliet bowl to flush them to HELL. Problem solved.

big fella
big fella

once again i wouldnt make those statements. I'm a conservative from Boston. Please get off my account.

big fella
big fella

I didnt make that statemeant everyone. This guy must have hacked my account. I'm Russian but not a gay man.

Bobby
Bobby

Don't put him in another American, poor taxpayers supported jail. Send his ass back to Mexico where this primative belongs. 

bigriggs
bigriggs

Cut his balls off and then ship him off to a gulag in Russia.

LilbunnyFooFoo
LilbunnyFooFoo

What a dirtball. This guy is about as low as it gets. If convicted, I hope he gets to spend the next 30-40 years getting raped every night in prison. Then strip him of his green card and kick his ass back to mexico. Effing scum bag.

mitch young
mitch young

Just doing the teen pimping Americans won't do.

Josh
Josh

did you warn your bro to step over the mess when you were done jacking off to it?

big fella's pops
big fella's pops

please leave my son alone. he's from boston and was raised to be a conservative man. you should all be ashamed of making lame a$$ comments. completely unnecessary!

big fella
big fella

Actually guys I made a mistake. I'm gay but not a Russian man. It was the Russian men who were pounding my lil ass like I was a rag doll. Dudes thought they were all tough and rough, but they were squirming like little biotches when I had my lips wrapped around they're tips. They're lucky I didnt give them all blumpkins.

big fella
big fella

my bad i meant to say im a gay man but not russian

Hank Mardoukus
Hank Mardoukus

someone hacked my account too.. No worries big fella.. you're a big guy we're all big guys

ImperialWizard
ImperialWizard

WhitePower! damn skippy Bobby. Would you like to come to a Klan meeting with me? We serve cookies and punch after

Jack Hamnyer
Jack Hamnyer

dude looks like he would beat your sissy ass silly.

lil fella
lil fella

RUSSIA? SHUT THE FAWK UP AND DONT EVER POST AGAIN!

Daddysauce
Daddysauce

dude your sister wanted to see the OC. Tell that whore to stay in Texas next time.

Tim lopez
Tim lopez

white boys cant pimp. your own women would rather bang men of other races

Jake_V's Bro
Jake_V's Bro

I did not cause I knew you would swallow it up you dirty lil puto. How you been?

Bobby
Bobby

Is it neccessary to be white to see what this clown is about?

Jake_V
Jake_V

daddysauce?

Is that some repressed memory coming back out of your subconscious?

You didn't eat Gerber you ate daddysauce!

SUX2BU
SUX2BU

Congrats Tim Lopez, you posted the dumbest comment I've ever read. You'll be going places... probably jail.

Bobby
Bobby

Except you, huh bro?

ImperialWizard
ImperialWizard

your right on brother.. it is neccessary to be white! woo hoo White is Right!!!

big fella
big fella

Trust me guys.. Russians are nuts! I was owned by a group of Russian dudes when I went to visit. They gagged me, packed me and that was after I sucked off each and everyone of those little joto's.. Dudes thought they were all cool, but I went balls to chin on those lil euro homo's. Big fella

Josh
Josh

some women have a hard time taking one that wide

SUX2BU
SUX2BU

if he does go to jail he's one lucky fella right jake? I wish i could get a dirty sanchez from one of those macho criminals

Jake_V
Jake_V

oh Tim is that you? dude i'm sorry. My girlfriend needed that pounding. Lord knows my 3incher wasnt putting her in her place. You never called me back after you went savage style on my man shoot.. Hit me up dude tootles

Tim lopez
Tim lopez

Jake you lil biotch! I told you the last time you caught me balls deep in your gf to not mess with Tim! Its not my fault your inherited a 3incher

Tim lopez
Tim lopez

change your name suxuoff you lil joto.. Big Timmy Lopez will be changing his name to  fuxUup

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