A 28-year-old man who thought he was arranging a tryst with a 13-year-old Millbrae girl arrived at the designated Kohl’s store parking lot with alcohol and an expired bottle of “hot and sexy” lotion, according to prosecutors.
Marlon Melad Monton, of San Mateo, first met the real-life girl the morning of Dec. 16 when he drove a black SUV up to two 14-year-old Taylor Middle School students walking west on Richmond Drive. The girls later told school authorities and police that the driver looked under the influence of something and handed them a prewritten note with a phone number and the words “hook up with me” before leaving. They threw the note in the bushes but a sheriff’s detective later retrieved it and began a text message exchange with the number. The detective pretended to be a 13-year-old girl who said she wanted alcohol. The responder texted that he could buy Four Locos and marijuana for her and they arranged to meet at the parking lot after school.
On Dec. 18, deputies arrested Monton after he arrived at the lot with alcohol in his car along with a bottle of “hot and sexy” lotion that expired in 2007, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Monton’s phone also reportedly contained the text messages.
On Friday, Monton pleaded not guilty to a count of attempted child molestation and was scheduled for jury trial May 27.
He remains in custody on $200,000 bail.