El Cajon ‘Peeper” sentenced to six years in state prison

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Von Ryan Manago, 32, has been sentenced to six years in state prison after a jury convicted him of residential burglary and indecent exposure in which he committed a sex act near a sleeping woman in her El Cajon home.

Von Ryan Manago, 32, has been sentenced to six years in state prison after a jury convicted him of residential burglary and indecent exposure in which he committed a sex act near a sleeping woman in her El Cajon home.

El Cajon Superior Court Judge Evan Kirvin gave him credit for serving 290 days in jail since his June 22, 2015 arrest. Manago was also found guilty of prowling and peeking, and loitering outside a second woman’s home, also in El Cajon.

Both incidents occurred in June 2015.  A woman woke up at 5 a.m. to see Manago standing in her room. She woke up her husband, but Manago fled before El Cajon Police arrived.  DNA evidence linked Manago in one incident. 

Girlfriend sentenced for her role in boyfriend’s crime

A rapist’s girlfriend, Cara Amanda Leonard, 33, has been sentenced to four years in state prison for her role in an incident in which her boyfriend received 48 years to life in prison.

Leonard pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit residential burglary in which she gave information to Roberto Ricardo Ortega, 23, about the victim’s schedule and address, according to court records.

Leonard also pleaded guilty to identity theft and burglary. El Cajon Superior Court Judge John Thompson gave Leonard credit for serving 441 days in jail.

Thompson sentenced Ortega on Jan. 12 to 48 years to life after he pleaded guilty to rape, forcible sodomy, forcible oral copulation, and robbery in the June 17, 2015 incident in Lemon Grove. Ortega admitted the incident occurred during a burglary.

Lakeside man sentenced in burglary of Lakeside River Park Conservancy

Joshua Mark Parnell, 27, of Lakeside, has been sentenced to two years in jail for burglarizing the Lakeside River Park Conservancy building.

The sheriff’s department said the projected release date for Parnell is Nov. 15 after he received credit for 132 days in jail. El Cajon Superior Court Judge Patricia Cookson ordered Parnell to be under supervision from the sheriff’s department for two years after his release.

Parnell pleaded guilty to burglary in the Nov. 13, 2015 incident of the nonprofit located at 12108 Industry Road. Employees discovered the office was broken into with food from the refrigerator scattered about. 

A laptop was taken and Cookson ordered Parnell to pay $500 in restitution. She also barred him from returning to the building. Parnell was arrested Nov. 16 after he was discovered inside the building again before the employees arrived and was drinking tea. He was fined $1,463.