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California Child Molester Who Faked Death Nabbed in Florida

Deputies in Florida arrested Michael Manning on May 3

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    Child Molester Who Faked Death Nabbed in Florida Keys

    A Northern California man who police say faked his own suicide to avoid jail for child sexual assault and pornography has been arrested in Florida. Michael Manning, of Chico, California, was arrested in Monroe County, Florida.

    (Published Thursday, May 9, 2019)

    A Northern California man who police say faked his own suicide to avoid jail for child sexual assault and pornography has been arrested in Florida.

    The Enterprise-Record reported Tuesday 58-year-old Michael Manning, of Chico, California, was arrested in Monroe County, Florida.

    Chico police say that Manning had a hearing scheduled on Oct. 6, 2016, to be sentenced on child sexual abuse, child pornography and other charges but he didn't show up.

    Chico police say a suicide note in Manning's handwriting was found in a car he rented that was left near Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, but his body was not found.

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    Deputies in Florida arrested him May 3 after he identified himself with a fake U.S. passport and U.S. Navy identification card during a burglary investigation.