GRAND RAPIDS, MI (WHTC) - A prison stretch of between 10 and 23 years awaits Manuel Salto as he was sentenced by Kent County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Lieber on Thursday.
The 38-year-old Grand Rapids man is on the state’s sex offender list for touching a 10-year-old girl in a North Wyoming home two years ago, and he was on three years of probation as ordered by Judge Lieber when he developed an online relationship last fall with an unnamed 13-year-old Jenison high girl. The teen ran away from home and was traced by detectives to Salto’s west side residence in December. It has since been learned that the victim is pregnant as a result of having sex with the accused and has aborted the child.
Salto pleaded guilty last month to one third-degree CSC count in exchange for having a second, similar charge dropped.