Peninsula pimping suspect turned in by victim's mother

A concerned mother called cops after overhearing a convicted Peninsula pimp allegedly brag about beating her mentally-disabled daughter and forcing her into the sex trade, San Mateo County prosecutors said.

Nicholas Geranios, 27, was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he pimped his 27-year-old mentally-challenged girlfriend six times throughout the Peninsula. He is scheduled to enter his plea on Oct. 5.

Cops say he advertised the victim online and stuffed the cash earnings from the sex acts in his own pocket.

The woman suffers from Fragile X syndrome, which causes both physical and intellectual limitations, authorities said. Cops received a call about the alleged abuse from the victim’s mother, who “heard the suspect bragging about beating and pimping her daughter,” prosecutors said.

Investigators launched an investigation Sept. 15. Cops contacted Geranios’ girlfriend, who confirmed the abuse, police said. He turned himself into police Sept. 21.

Geranios is on parole for a 2008 pimping case out of Redwood City. He was sentenced to three years in state prison for the crime.

Geranios reportedly met his girlfriend online. They dated for a month and moved in together. The girl thought they were engaged to be married.

Prosecutors said that due to her condition and the love connection she thought she had with Geranios, she “readily agreed when he wanted to have her prostitute herself to bring in money.”

Geranios allegedly “handled all the advertising money,” they said, and “beat her on one occasion during an argument.”

Geranios remains in custody on $150,000 bail.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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