Ashford paedophile Diosdada Manalo jailed for abusing six-year-old boy and downloading child porn following arrest in Hythe Road

18 October 2014
by Suz Elvey
A sick paedophile who only admitted sexually abusing a six-year-old boy after he was arrested for downloading child porn has been jailed.
Diosdado Manalo, 52, was arrested when police raided his Hythe Road home in July 2013 after suspecting indecent images of children were being accessed through the Internet at that address.
Initially Manalo refused to answer any questions when he was interviewed by officers and he was released on bail while they made further inquiries.
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Diosdado Manalo has been jailed
Diosdado Manalo has been jailed

But when interviewed again in January this year, Manalo confessed to downloading the child porn, claiming he had done it because of a “burden” he had been living with for years.
Manalo’s guilty secret was that in 2008, while living in Cambridgeshire, he had sexually abused a six-year-old boy before returning to his native home the Philippines.
Manalo was charged with five counts of possessing indecent images of children, three counts of making indecent images, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and sexual assault on a boy.
He pleaded guilty to all charges and yesterday at Canterbury Crown Court he was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.
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Manalo admitted sexually abusing a six-year-old boy. Stock picture Getty Images
Manalo admitted sexually abusing a six-year-old boy. Stock picture: Getty Images

Detective Constable Mark Bennett, of the Kent Police paedophile and online investigation team, said: “I’m glad that through our investigations, the sexual abuse carried out by Manalo has come to light.
“We are very aware of how difficult it can be for victims to come forward so we will continue to do all we can to identify and protect children through our online investigations, wherever they may be.
“While we are grateful for the honesty eventually provided by Manalo, it is important to reflect that the real suffering with regards to this type of abuse is that of the victims.
“I would urge anyone who has been a victim of such a crime to talk to someone who can provide you with support. I promise you that when you tell police, we will do everything in our power to bring the offender to justice.”

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  • 19/10/2014 15:22:44
    Big Dave wrote:
    The sentence is pathetic. Give him 5 minutes in a locked room with that 6 year old boy’s father.
  • 19/10/2014 12:48:11
    Pontus wrote:
    Call me an old cynic, but these sort of people don’t fess up to stuff like this with out a very good reason, what is he so scared of (perhaps back in the Philippines) that 4 years in a soft English prison is worth the trouble.

    What else has this **** been up to and where?

  • 19/10/2014 12:14:09
    Deal.Kent wrote:
    The problem is if this disgusting creature is deported he will be free to abuse more children. 4 years is a disgrace, but at least while he is in prison he can’t hurt any children. I don’t think anything can be done to help people like this, you can not rehabilitate them. Think about it, try changing your sexuality, you can’t. There is, in my opinion only one way round this, and that’s death! Only way you can properly protect innocent children
  • 19/10/2014 01:21:33
    Paddles wrote:
    Sickening! And how long will he actually serve…seems like our systems need an overhaul. Another child who may grow up and have issues in trying to come to terms with having experienced a trauma that could impact on him forever.
  • 18/10/2014 23:56:14
    Luton resident wrote:
    Proper justice will be dished out in prison thankfully

    There is always a decent PO who will “accidentally” let a nonce-case be gotten too.

  • 18/10/2014 20:31:50
    mike raphone wrote:
    Very quiet on the anti patriot front on this story ?
    • 18/10/2014 21:09:02
      Turgid Mindbulge wrote:
      Not wishing disability on anyone’s grandchildren today then, Mike?
    • 19/10/2014 10:43:54
      Salmon Moose wrote:
      I’m pretty sure everyone of sane mind deplores the behaviour of all paedophiles regardless of their race or background.
  • 18/10/2014 17:04:25
    EggyBernard wrote:
    If you deport him, he’ll come back illegally again. I think that the only way to deal with paedophiles that act on their fantasies is to chemically castrate them. You can’t keep children safe from them otherwise.
  • 18/10/2014 16:20:20
    Julie wrote:
    Perhaps he should have robbed a couple of travel agents he’d have got 28 years. Our justice system is a joke
  • 18/10/2014 11:14:20
    Not a gov. sheep wrote:
    4 poxy years for ruining a young boys life..kol to embarrassed to print judges name pathetic

    28 years for stealing from a travel agents

    Makes perfect sense

  • 18/10/2014 11:01:45
    missyp wrote:
    Deport him back to his native country! Why should we UK tax payers pay for him to stay here in our prison and then continue to pay for him when he is released?!
  • 18/10/2014 10:53:40
    Gitman wrote:
    Simple solution – cut his balls off.
  • 18/10/2014 10:44:04
    Samhain2014 wrote:
    Filthy animal. Let us hope that his fellow prisoners give him a warm welcome. He might have an idea of the suffering he caused.

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