Former Parkside Elementary teacher charged with additional counts of molestation
Hector Manley, the former Parkside Elementary teacher who was fired Tuesday after being arrested on molestation-related charges, now faces additional charges.
Manley has been charged with an additional 10 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child younger than 12 and one count of capital sexual battery on a child younger than 12, the Collier County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.
Manley, 30, was arrested last Friday by Collier County deputies on three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12. He was released on a $60,000 bond but turned himself in at the Collier County Jail on Thursday afternoon, according to the Facebook post.
“Upon learning of the allegations brought forward by a student, (Collier County Public Schools) immediately removed Hector Manley from the school,” spokesman Chad Oliver wrote in an email Sunday. “Mr. Manley is under review for further District action. We are fully cooperating with the Collier County Sheriff's Office on this matter.”
A letter from district Superintendent Kamela Patton states Manley failed to honor the school's principles and "lost the trust of the school community."
The letter also states Manley's misconduct threatened the health, safety and well-being of the students in the East Naples school.