Father Charles 'Robert' Manning Turns Self in after Child Sex Assault Investigation

By Brandie Piper
May 22, 2012

Father Charles "Robert" Manning.

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Colorado Springs, CO (KSDK) - A former St. Louis priest has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child.

Father Charles "Robert" Manning turned himself in Tuesday to Colorado Springs police after an arrest warrant was issued. He has been under investigation since January.

Authorities say the incident happened October 17, 2011.

On January 4, 2012 St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church asked him to step down after they were notified of the investigation.

Manning served in three St. Louis parishes before moving to Colorado Springs: from 1997-2001 at St. Alban Roe in Glencoe, from 2000-2004 at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Bridgeton, and from 2004-2007 at St. John Lateran in Imperial.

Bail is set at $10,000.


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