Alexander Steven Manzano, 32, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and designated a Sexual Predator after being convicted of Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Attempted Kidnapping. He was found guilty following a trial in Collier County in December.
His case involves two incidents that happened in Immokalee on January 4, 2019. In the first crime, he pulled over on the side of the road after seeing a woman with a bicycle dealing with a flat tire. He offered her a ride in his pick-up truck to a local convenience store. She agreed and got in his truck but then noticed he passed a couple of stores.
She tried to get out of his truck, but the door would not work. He took her to a local cemetery, pulled out a knife, and tried to sexually violate her. She was able push him away and run to a nearby house for help. The defendant fled the scene just before deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrived.
Two hours later, a woman was walking along a road in Immokalee when Manzano pulled over. He got out of his truck, came up behind her, and grabbed her. He tried to drag her to his truck but she fought back. He then started to choke her and punch her. A passerby saw the attack and pulled over to help. The defendant drove away.
A deputy with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office saw a truck matching the description of the perpetrator while on the way to the crime scene and did a traffic stop. The driver was detained and identified by both victims as their attacker.
His complete sentence on each charge, to be served concurrently, is as follows:
Kidnapping – 30 years in prison
Aggravated Assault – 5 years in prison
Attempted Sexual Battery with a Weapon – 30 years in prison
Attempted Kidnapping – 15 years in prison
Battery- Time served
Assistant State Attorney Laura Mason and Assistant State Attorney Deborah Cunningham prosecuted
State Attorney’s Office