Sex ring: Couple arrested for alleged pimping

news-castro-morales-stitchPablo Castro and Sandra Morales face a class 4 felony charge for pandering.

A twenty-something-year-old couple allegedly had a 36-year-old woman turning tricks for them in Abbington Crossing Apartments, according to an Albemarle police release. An anonymous caller tipped off police.

Pablo Castro, 28, and Sandra Morales, 22, have both been charged with one felony count for receiving money or other valuables for the purpose of unlawful sexual intercourse. He's being held on $10,000 bond; Morales has a $5,000 bond.

Gisela Martinez, 36, was charged with one count of prostitution, a misdemeanor, and released. She told police she was brought to the apartment in the 700 block of Lords Court from Washington to service men.

In June 2009, Albemarle police busted another prostitution ring on Commonwealth Drive that employed a woman from D.C.

"I don't know if it's coincidental," says Sergeant Darrell Byers.

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Now that's not nice silly Cville liberals. I thought the whole "feel good" vibe was to coddle your neighbor, peace, love and harmony....


Are the two perps legal??? If so, deport.

Oh, and if not, then deport FASTER!

Heh. Heh heh... you said: "conTITuents". Get a job...

Dawg, I agree with you. I'd even go as far as to say that prostitution is a victimless crime (as long as everyone involved is a consenting adult), and shouldn't be illegal at all.

billy wonka , Drugs, Wonak?

Palin/Cantor. dum dum dum 20-12

I agree with Whateva! Deport!

I'll bet I wouldn't try in earnest. Can you tell me what a tongue in cheek post looks like?

It's hard out here... D@*n Al gore!!


@AJ, Charlottesville has always had prostitutes, home grown and from Washington. Nothing has changed.

According to a recent survey most clients of prostitutes or "johns" are conservative republicans.

"most johns are conservative republicans"

I guess you know more about it than the rest of us. I didn't realize that prostitutes performed exit polls (poor pun intended) but again I bow to your obviously superior, perhaps even intimate knowledge of the business.

How does Biff know they're not American?

The whole "liberal" thing is to help those less fortunate than yourself - If you are looking for tags, I think "Christian" fits better than "Hypocrite". In any case, why do you feel that bashing liberals has anything to do with this news article ?

The Charlottesville we moved for is slowly changing.....and not for the better.

Atleast she was released and not put in jail. These women don't willingly get involved with prostitution. The bail should be a lot higher for the men who were profiting from this crime.

Oh yes they do.........this woman could have walked away anytime.

They just don't get it.

They aint' American cause they don't look American. How much info do you need to make a judgement about somebody? Dang

"Authoritah November 18th, 2010 | 11:20 am
According to a recent survey most clients of prostitutes or ââ?¬Å?johns” are conservative republicans."

Perhaps that is because the aren't f-ing their contituents.

Good are a grate Amerikan

He looks like one mean S.O.B. I would not want to cross paths with.

"Sex ring" ??? A married couple and with one employee? I guess that's the Redneck-Charlottesville version of a "sex ring." Or the Hook's lame attempt to titillate readers (pun intended)!

They're just here doing the jobs the rest of us consider beneath us. Thank God for illegals! If you don't like it, then step on up, get a glass cane and fur coat and pimp it up.

Soooo....why do they both get charged with the same thing, but the guy's bond gets arbitrarily set twice as high as the lady's? Is it a legally accepted tenet that men are just worse than women?

After reading this repartee, I'm cancelling my subscription to The Washington Post.

They're takin our jobs!

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@Biff Diggerance, I'll bet you can't tell me what Americans look like.

Another fun-loving couple of MBA graduates from good-ol' Hoo-vee-yay, plying their skills acquired at the business school.

I've always been suspicious of the Moe Howard look, and this just confirms it. And the fact that he ain't American is just icing on the cake. Consider me non-silly, albeit badly-informed.

Hey, those are hardworking entrepreneurs! Isn't that the American way?

I just hope the woman providing the "services" was getting a decent cut of the money.

At least prostitution is only a misdemeanor. It really ought to warrant no more than a traffic ticket. Given the state of the economy, look for more women to be out there as "freelance" prostitutes.