Man arrested for assaulting minor says his behavior is acceptable in his culture

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Francis Mannaky

A man arrested for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on multiple occasions told police that his behavior is acceptable in his culture.

Francis Mannaky is behind bars after a 12-year-old revealed to police that she was sexually assaulted by him on at least three separate occasions.

While Mannaky admitted to touching the child, he justified his actions, telling police that male authority figures in his culture are allowed to verify if their younger female relatives are being touched by a man.

The minor told police that the assaults began with inappropriate touching, the first incident occurring approximately two to three years ago.

The victim stated that she awoke to her inner thigh being touched by Mannaky who stated to the victim that he was going to check if a man touched her.

The next incident occurred in June, inside the defendant’s vehicle. The minor alleged that Mannaky forced her to remain in his vehicle, drove her around, then threatened to harm her if she did not comply with his demands.

The third incident also occurred in June, with Mannaky’s actions escalating to the rape of the child.

He was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and family violence. He was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.