JUST IN - Suspected illegal alien accused of sex offense with 12-year-old

A Norwalk man accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl must post a $20,000 bond before being released from custody. Edgar E. Zamora-Manico, 20, of 5144 N. U.S. 250, was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition several hours after the Huron County Sheriff's Office received the report of the suspected offense.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

A Norwalk man accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl must post a $20,000 bond before being released from custody.

Edgar E. Zamora-Manico, 20, of 5144 N. U.S. 250, was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition several hours after the Huron County Sheriff’s Office received the report of the suspected offense.

About 5:30 a.m. Monday, a Fisher-Titus Medical Center employee reported there was a molestation victim being treated in the emergency room. A dispatcher’s report indicates the incident happened about 3:45.

Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said the girl went to the Rustic Hills Mobile Home Park after attending a local dance and was molested by Zamora-Manico, who lives in the same mobile home park.

Howard said the suspect, through an interpreter, told him he had inappropriately touched the girl.

“It appears at this point he is an illegal alien,” the detective added.

The deputy has contacted Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler’s office about the case. Howard said he expects ICE to pursue its case after the local felony has been cleared.

“Many times it’s that way,” Howard said.

Comments

swiss family

so, now we have people who are here illegally, who can't speak our language,and somehow live in our community, without the proper documentation and red tape, now they are molesting our children?? that is unacceptable

i hope that this guy is put away for a long time , in our prison system, and then once he has served his time, then send him back to Mexico, and never let him back in!!!but you and i know that this is not what will happen... he will go to trial, and not understand the language, he will probably be found guilty, and his lawyer will file an appeal, because this "poor guy" didn't understand what was happening to him at the time.. so he will be released!!!and somehow we call this "justice"!!!!!

i don't care that he doesn't understand what is happening around him at trial, did his victim fully understand what was happening to her when he was raping her??? maybe if he had followed the rules of entry into the USA, he would have learned the language properly..

please bring back"justice" in our judicial system.. and make him feel the pain that he has caused

Mattsherman

I agree fully swiss this guy needs to be castrated and put in prison for a long long time.

Everyone might not agree with you but the way our legal system is he will be slapped on the wrist just wait and see.

David Deerest.

Ya know, if you're not Matt Sherman, why would you even want to post as a known pedophile?? you and swiss friends now?

wilburcat

this is what happens when our government does nothing to get these illegals out of our counrty. they do waht they want and then cry that they were not treated fairly because they didnt understand the laws. BULL SH!T. i say shoot his nasty molesting @ss and save the tax payers money and we will never have to worry about him coming back here.

good samariton

I would like to say anyone who molestes a child deserves cruel punishment but lets not make this a illegal thing because there are plenty of stories where our children are being molested and by US citizens. Open your eyes there are plenty sick united state citizens doing the same if not worse. I do hope this mans rots in jail and is sent back but you also can't say it's because he's illegal!!!!!!

swiss family

you are right, there are plenty of stories like this with the perpetrator being an English speaking American citizen,but the difference is, this guy has a built in defense that will probably set him free... he can, and probably will use the excuse that he doesn't understand what was happening to him, or what the judge said to him, or what his lawyer lead him into, because of the language barrier.. but who's fault is that?? if it were mandatory that you learn our language when you become a citizen, this would happen less... i know it wouldn't work in this situation, because he is here illegally, but shame on us for allowing this to be any one's defense... lock him up for the sex crime.. and years from now, when he is released.. deport him right on back to his home country!!!

hopeafterall

just because he speaks Spanish and is an illegal alien does not mean that he is dumb he understands what is going on. he admits that he inappropriately touched the girl. any child molester should get cruel punishment. they dont belong in society.