Man sentenced to 40 years for child molesting

(WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molesting in April.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s sister station, WLFI, in November, a 12-year-old girl accused Modeo Manning, 46, of touching her inappropriately and having sex with her at his apartment.

Prosecutors said Manning initially denied having sex with the girl but later admitted it happened twice last summer.

Manning, who is already a registered sex offender after a 2005 conviction in Illinois, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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