NAPLES, Fla. – A former Parkside Elementary School teacher was found guilty in court Friday of 20 counts of sexually harassing children under 12.
Hector Manley did not object, and was found guilty. He was sentenced to 25 years on each count. Manley will also be required to wear a GPS tracker after being released from prison and registered as a sex offender.
Manley received 1,052 credit days for time served.
Manley arrested on March 1, 2019 after three children spoke to delegates about Manley inappropriately touching them in class. After detectives interviewed them, two more victims were identified.
The investigation into the incidents eventually led the police to discover at least 19 children who reported being victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Manley.
Manley, a double amputee, is said to have let children sit on his lap in a wheelchair while he touched them under their clothes.
A young boy told investigators that Manley threatened to kill his mother if someone found out.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, victims have been making claims since the 2017-2018 school year.
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