Multiple underage sex charges

Local man arrested, charged with molesting a minor, possessing and manufacturing child porn

Less than a week after being arrested on child molestation charges, Chicoan Michael Manning, 54, was arrested again on Monday (Sept. 7) for allegedly possessing and manufacturing child pornography.

Manning (pictured) was charged with multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a minor under the age of 14; the molestation allegedly occurred between 2008 and 2009, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Upon serving the initial search warrant, detectives reportedly found images and videos of child pornography in Manning's home.

The investigation is ongoing, and whether there are additional victims remains unclear, the release notes. Anyone with pertinent information is urged to contact the Chico Police Detective Bureau at 897-5820.