Former Collier teacher accused of molestation appears in court

Writer: Derrick Shaw
FILE photo of Hector Manley from 2019. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

A former Collier County elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing 13 students is set to return to court.

Hector Manley, 30, will appear in court Monday after he was arrested for molestation charges.

Manley is a former second-grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Naples.

Victims who accused Manley of molestation are former students of his. Investigators said they range in age from seven to 10 years old.

Manley faces 10 charges for Lewd/Lascivious Molestation of victims under 12 years old.

Manley remains in jail on $1.5 million bond.

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