Scottsboro Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse

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John Wesley Manning charged with Sexual Abuse of a child under 12 years old

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports the arrest of John Wesley Manning, 45, of Scottsboro after an investigation into sexual misconduct. Manning was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse of a child under 12 years old.

Investigators determined Manning allegedly had sexual contact with a 4 year old female and began to follow leads which led to Jackson and Marshall County. Manning was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center on $15,000.00 bond. This investigation is continuing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Sheriff Harris says, “It is very unfortunate that we see cases like this. It strikes at the heart of every person, especially parents and grandparents. I hope to see this case completed as soon as possible and pray for the victims as they try to get past this terrible act.”