Timothy Manning, Convicted Child Mol...

Timothy Manning, Convicted Child Molester

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watching

Levittown, NY

#1 Jan 10, 2008
More about: Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexual assault
Full Story: Southern Illinoisan

This man's name is Timothy Manning. He and his family is from the Springfield area. His family protected him for years, shielding him and not getting him the help he needed to stop this deplorable act.
worried

Springfield, IL

#2 Jan 17, 2008
My younger sister is engaged to this animal...she had no idea about his past until he just went to prison...his family claims he didn't do anything and they are manipulating her.(She's only 21...Please inform me of any info you know!!)
watching

Bradenton, FL

#3 Jan 17, 2008
OMG!!! First..I am so sorry for you sister. Tell her, for her sake, to move on. She cannot wait for this predator. It is proven..this type doesn't change.
He sexually molested 2 sweet little girls. This is a fact. No matter what his family says, convict Manning is a very sick individual. He did things that should not have been put in print. But the Southern Illinoisan newspaper did put to much in print back when it happened. This might be good for your sister if she can get her hands on a copy.
I can possibly get a date for this article, but it will take me a little time.
I do not understand his family. If this were my child...I think I would grasp that he was sick and not want such a young girl committing her life to him while he is put away. Or even after the fact for that matter. He never needs to be around a child again in his whole life!!!!
You do not get sent to prison because someone just THINKS you might have done a wrong.
RUN

Bradenton, FL

#4 Jan 17, 2008
worried

Springfield, IL

#5 Jan 17, 2008
yeah, i read those 2 links, not much info.please get me those other 2 links from with more info... my sister had NO idea he was going to prison until she went to court with him that day and seen him get taken away in handcuffs when she drove hime to court that day. I know people from the town where he grew up who knew what happened, but all they would say is that he was "accused" of whatever, as if they were scared of him or his family. I have 2 boys who were only around him for brief moments (we would leave if he ever came to my parents while I was there with my boys). But, I could never talk to my sis about anything because I had no proof and i figured it would only hurt my sis' and my relationship.
RUN

Bradenton, FL

#6 Jan 17, 2008
I'm not for sure what other 2 links you want. I'm not aware of more info.
watching

Bradenton, FL

#7 Jan 17, 2008
I don't know how much more it will take to prove to your sister that this man is so much more than what he presents himself as.
People that have dealt with his family have learned they may have a way of getting things they do not deserve, so you do not take chances. Get my drift?
This is why you would not get more out of those people before the trial. There were stories from his youth. But, I am just trying to help you and we are so done with him....Thank God!
If your sister can't believe the court, She isn't going to believe the newspaper. The handcuffs, the shackles and a written confession. You can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.
worried

Springfield, IL

#8 Jan 17, 2008
Thank you guys for your info...I know in time, and if his family would leave her alone and quit kissing her ass so she won't leave him (which is just going to happen with time). I have faith the she will see the writing on the wall. I think for now she still is in a little shock, but once that fades she will move on with her life and find a honest, yong man who makes her as happy as she deserves to be.
worried

Springfield, IL

#9 Jan 17, 2008
I also wanted say how sad i am for those 2 poor young girls!! I hope they can overcome all the pain he has instilled in their hearts, with the wonderful mother I heard they have, they will be fine.
watching

Bradenton, FL

#10 Jan 17, 2008
No no...with the father and family he has, they will be fine. Do not get that one wrong either. Mom turned her head until it slapped her upside the face also.
on the table

Thermal, CA

#11 Jan 18, 2008
Yes.... it is a fact that the act of sexual molestation is unable to rehabilitate. And the thought of any female out here may end up with Mr. Manning and possibly reproduce sickens me. Hopefully his "tag" he will carry for life will put up a red flag forever to warn females of all ages. The victims of Mr.Manning will be fine. They have strong great families. Mr. Manning on the other hand, has prison to face. With the fear each day he slips into the general population should he ever,that he will be now be the victim. He will be violated, hurt, controlled and scarred for life. And just when he might think that was the worst thing he has been through in life........then comes judgement day......... Hell is not hot enough
Just Imagine

Ellicott City, MD

#12 Jan 19, 2008
Just imagine...You are a little 12 or 7 year old girl sleeping in your bed and someone who has been in your home for 5 years comes in and starts doing things to you that you know is not right. You pretend to going on sleeping because you are so frightened you don't know what to do. Then this animal confesses his guilt, but tries to blames it on a prescribed drug he has taken that, by the way, does not cause this type of side effect. How do you ever go to sleep without worrying this could happen again? If only mommy hadn't had hot pants and gone outside her marriage with this animal, you would still have mommy and daddy in the same house protecting you. Now you have to worry about who else mommy will drag in, and will this happen to you again. Even with the most loving family, which these girls do have, it is a nightmare that never goes away. We have to start taking marriage vows seriously, because our children suffer so much from the actions of the parents. I speak out so harshly about this, because we all have to hunt these animals down and let the courts prosecute them to the fullest measure. If anyone thinks this can't happen in their family, think again. It happens everyday in very good families.
yep

United States

#13 Jan 19, 2008
watching wrote:
More about: Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexual assault
Full Story: Southern Illinoisan
This man's name is Timothy Manning. He and his family is from the Springfield area. His family protected him for years, shielding him and not getting him the help he needed to stop this deplorable act.
do you personally KNOW Tim???? I do and i know if he was not medicated from a doctor with an anti depressant mind altering drug.. he would have NEVER done this!dont judge a person unless you know them personally
yep

United States

#14 Jan 19, 2008
oh yeah!! and by the way.. anti depressants especially the one that he was prescribed can affect you.. like suicide, like anything... anti depressants effect everyone differently.. I am not defending him, you just dont know him. He was a type of person that NEVER took meds for ANYTHING!!! he marrys this from what i gather, bit loose in the pants for other men... and then within a few years is on an anti depressant.. hmm sounds strange to me... dont judge a book from what you read.. look into it more and you may find the right answer... in his right state of mind.. he would have never done this horrible act.. but at least he admits..even though he dont remember... the anti depressant drug that he was on.. causes loss of memory.. i know. i was on it too.. thank god I had a doctor that weened me off the medication instead of increasing it, like his did and for that matter.. WHY didnt his poor loosy goosy wife say something to his doctor when she noticed a change in his behavior when she would go to the doctors office with him.. knowing he was not right on this medication.. she can be just as much to blame as well!!! yeah dont know all of the story do you?!?!?!?!?!

Since: Jan 08

Thermal, CA

#15 Jan 20, 2008
I do know a bit about this story. And what I do know is that as a teen, and UNMEDICATED, Mr.Manning living in Athens, IL used to peep into the window of a girl dressing and undressing. Told personally from the parents of the girl. The father probably wishes he had beat him with a ball bat then! The general consensus of neighbors has always been "he is a LITTLE perv" (UNMEDICATED). Also, when Mr.Manning resided in Pinckneyville, IL on N Sunset he (UNMEDICATED)would stand butt ass naked in front of the sliding glass door eating a bowl of cereal. Now tell me something......is this normal behavior. And you say he doesn't remember it....how did he remember whem he confessed to the police? And as for the mother of these girls, Mr.Manning should know what kind of a girl he was marrying, after all she was married when he was seeing her! Sure she made a BAD pick but he made the mistake. I would guess that the antidepressants he thought he needed were to deal with the sick mind he KNEW he had. It is a disease, but one that can not be rehabilitated. When he is released at 51 yrs of age, he will still feel the urges to sexually victimize who he wants. I just PRAY to God something stops him. That my dear is what concerns me.
Wiser

Sparta, IL

#16 Jan 20, 2008
I don't know how long you have known Tim but his story keeps changing even now because he said that he was on this medication for a bowel problem not depression. As far as his ex-wife and her reputation, he knew what he was getting whenever he was sleeping with her while she was still married to her first husband!!! His morals have NEVER been very high if you ask me and he didn't seem to have a high regard for marriage either!! He didn't have ANY sympathy when they nearly crushed her first husband by coming out about their affair and getting married one month after the divorce was final! He deserved what he got whenever she bacame unfaithful again!! But more importantly, virtually EVERY convict has an excuse for his actions and this slime is no different. I don't care what the excuse is he still did it AND SO he gets to pay for it!! The medication that he claims did this makes you sleepy NOT horny and people go to the doctor everyday and complain about the side effects that their medication causes and ask to be taken off of it. I would say that having vulgar thoughts about your step-daughters who loved you enough that they called you Daddy Tim would be one of those side effects that would warrant a call to your physician!!! He shouldn't have needed his wife to tell the doctor - His wife had NO idea I am sure of these thoughts!! You read his confession and THEN tell me he can't remember. You look at the video of those poor little girls telling what he did and see that it matches his confession to perfection and tell me that he can't remember! BULL!!! Through the trial his family has protected him even to the point of telling a family member of the victim that he "of course, had that best interest of the girls in mind." and going on to say, "Why else would he have confessed?" IF he had the best interest of the girls in mind he would have plea-bargined 2 1/2 years ago when he confessed. They spent many night frightened of him coming in their room and then spent 2 1/2 years worrying about looking at his scuzy face in the courtroom!! SHAME ON YOU for even thinking about sticking up for him. He may need family and friends and someone to support him in his effort to get over his sickness but make no mistake he is a danger to society and to young children everywhere!! Go ahead and be his shoulder to lean on but DO NOT EVEN try to defend his self-proclaimed actions!

Since: Jan 08

Sparta, IL

#17 Jan 21, 2008
Worried:
Please show this to your sister for me!

To the fiance of Tim Manning:
Run honey run!! I saw you in court the day of his plea bargin and I just want you to think about something...You do not look ANYWHERE near 21 years old. Tim is attracted to you because you look SO MUCH younger BUT your legal! You are his jackpot!! With you he can pretend to have his cake and eat it too!! YOU ARE BEING MOLESTED IN HIS SICK MIND!!! YOU ARE A VICTIM!! Get away!! Tell his family to go to HE** and run for your life!! Please!! I beg you!! If not for you, please take a moment to think of your nephews and any other children that you might bring into his life. Don't just assume that he is fine and won't do it again. Don't you love THEM enough not to EVER take that chance? I hope and pray that you do!! I am so sorry that you were dragged into this situation. I am sure that your heart is broken. But he has only affected a small portion of your life PLEASE don't let him ruin the rest of it!
RUN

Bradenton, FL

#18 Jan 21, 2008
If you think Tim Manning is so great why don't you ask the people that worked with him at Menard. They hated his guts because he was a smart ass to everybody. They cheered when he got sent to prison. Seems to me that his whole life has been spent doing sick things. I'm just sorry he had to inflict his sick mind on the 2 girls. But we can thank his cheap ex-wife for bringing him into their life. The bad thing is that she hasn't quit yet.
raging in perry

Ridgewood, NY

#19 Jan 22, 2008
Lets put it this way if the mother of these 2 young girls hadnt been a money hungry vixen thinking she was getting a real winner. She is mostly to blame for what happend and allowing it to happen. Not taking them to counseling as she should of after the fact and being the way she is there are pics on the internet now her celebrating saturday night her winning the case! HA she celebrates every weekend bringing home numerous men! She is just as much to blame as he is!
Wiser

Sparta, IL

#20 Jan 22, 2008
Please keep in mind that her daughters, the 2 victims in this case, have access to the internet and have had their hearts broken enough. We don't need to crucify their mother, who they love dearly. If they would find these comments it will mortally wound them all over again. The fact is that he is an adult that commited a deplorable act and I hope he is suffering every second of the next 13.6 years and that his 21 year old fiance hears that judge reading the charges and the details of his crimes over and over again until she cuts all ties with him and starts her own healing.

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