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Sexual predator sentenced to 30 years for trying to kidnap two women the same day

Posted: 2:15 PM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 22:48:58-05
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Collier County man will spend 30 years in prison and register as a designated sexual predator for trying to kidnap two women in the same day in Immokalee last year.

According to the State Attorney's Office, In January 2019, 32-year-old Alexander Manzano offered a ride to a woman after seeing her working on a flat tire on her bike. He kidnapped her, pulled out a knife and tried to sexually violate her.

She was able to run for help.

Hours later, Manzano tried to kidnap a woman walking along the road, but she fought back.

A passerby saw the attack and pulled over to help.

He was found guilty of Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Attempted Kidnapping following a trial in Collier County last month.

He has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and designated a Sexual Predator.