September 9, 2008

Orben Maniord arrested in teen sex case

By Rob Young, Appeal-Democrat

April 09, 2008

An Olivehurst man was arrested after allegedly admitting to a 17-year-old girl's family that he sexually abused her 10 years ago, Yuba County Undersheriff Jerry Read said Wednesday.

Orben Oliver Maniord, 51, of the 1600 block of Eighth Avenue, was arrested Tuesday at the Sheriff's Department on suspicion of kidnapping for the purpose of rape, committing lewd and lascivious acts with the girl, and making criminal threats.

He was being held Wednesday in the Yuba County Jail on $1 million bail. Maniord wanted to "come clean" by telling the girl's family about the incident, which allegedly occurred in Olivehurst. The girl then came to the Yuba County Sheriff's Department and confirmed it, said Read.

"I think he was trying to repent," the undersheriff said.

Maniord did not confess to detectives, he said.

According to the state Penal Code, Maniord can still be prosecuted because the girl was under 18 at the time of the alleged offense and is now under the age of 28.

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