Naples, FL (March 5, 2019) – Police say that 30-year-old Hector Manley was accused of molesting two of his students at the Parkside Elementary School. Manley has since been placed on administrative leave by the Collier County Public Schools.
The two victims spoke with a Youth Relations Deputy last week and informed him of the abuse. The victims said in statements to police that Manley inappropriately touched them in class and one victim even said that Manley would try to bring fast food to her home. Manley, a double-amputee, allegedly told the girls that they could sit on his lap while he was in his wheelchair.
According to police, the alleged incidents took place during the 2017-2018 school year, but school officials only found out last Thursday. Now, Manley has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12.
Police believe that there might be more victims in the case. The incident is under investigation at this time.
Naples Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
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