For Immediate Release: August 24, 2016
Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Kevin Hamilton Manning, 25, of Tilghman Island, pled guilty to First Degree Burglary and Fourth Degree Sex Offense and was sentenced to 6 years of active incarceration, with 5 years of supervised probation. Manning must also register as a Tier I sex offender.
“This defendant thought he could get away with burglarizing two homes, and in the process sexually abuse a young child as she slept,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “This man needs to be behind bars.”
In the early morning hours of February 5, 2016, the Glen Burnie mother of a 7-year-old girl advised police that she was awoken by her daughter who stated that a man had opened her bedroom window and touched her sexually while she slept in her bed. Later that morning, another homeowner told officers that her home was burglarized.
Manning was caught on video running along the same path of the second home. He confessed to burglarizing both homes and to touching the young girl.
For both burglaries, Manning was sentenced to 20 years, 5 of those years in active incarceration, with a referral to the Patuxent Youthful Offenders Program and the Eligible Persons Program. For the sex offense, Manning will serve a consecutive 1 year. Additionally, the following conditions must be met: mental health evaluation and treatment, sex offender evaluation and treatment, alcohol/drug evaluation and treatment, abstinence from alcohol and drugs, random urinalysis, no contact with either victim (or the Mother of the 7-year-old girl), and to register as a Tier I sex offender.
ASA Pamela Alban prosecuted the case on behalf of the State. Judge Michael Wachs presided over the case.