Babysitter gets nine years in prison for molesting young boys

Angel Leopoldo Gutierrez Monney
Angel Leopoldo Gutierrez Monney, 33, of Redwood City.

Daily Post Staff Writer

A Redwood City babysitter has been sentenced to nine years in prison for touching two boys inappropriately and sending 14 others inappropriate messages, a prosecutor said.

Angel Leopoldo Gutierrez Monney, 33, cannot contact any of his victims for 10 years, the maximum length of a restraining order, and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe after the sentencing on Friday in San Mateo County Superior Court.

Monney found his clients through a child care website, said Wagstaffe.

Some of Monney’s clients included five boys who attended Terra Linda Middle School in San Carlos, Wagstaffe said.

Monney had been hired by one of the boy’s families, then he befriended the child’s friends and their parents, leading to him babysitting other children, according to Wagstaffe.

Monney is said to have touched two of the boys inappropriately, and he had been sending the other boys messages on Snapchat and other apps, possibly in an attempt to coax the boys into letting him touch them, Wagstaffe said.

Monney had 16 victims in total, ranging in age from 10 to 16, according to charging documents.

Monney also sent an inappropriate picture to at least one of the boys, Wagstaffe said.

Monney preyed on teenage boys from about January 2017 to September 2018.

Mooney was arrested in September 2018 after one of the boy’s friends grew suspicious. He thought it was odd that a man 20 years older than his friends was sending them messages and buying them video games. That boy’s parent contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
Monney had pleaded no contest to six felonies on Aug. 20.