Delray Beach man charged with viewing child porn at FAU library

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A Delray Beach vet's assistant was arrested on Thursday afternoon for his illicit library activity.

Andrew Manning, 41, is charged with four courts of viewing child porn, which authorities say he viewed at the library on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, located in the 700 block of Glades Road.

On multiple occasions, Manning used library computers to visit multiple websites containing "pornographic material, including material depicting children," according to a report by the FAU Police Department. One such website depicted "animated, sketched, and 3-D rendered images of male children involved in explicit sexual activity, including extreme bondage acts."

FAU Police began investigating Manning, who has no connection to the university, on June 10, 2011, after a witness reported that he had spent "an extended period of time" viewing porn at the library, according to the report.

After that visit, the witness and police accessed the computer Manning used, which no other visitors had used since. They discovered "numerous" porn sites in the computer's history.

The witness is not identified in the report.

During a subsequent visit, an FAU police officer confronted Manning and discovered he had visited the same websites, the report says. Manning was escorted off campus, given a trespassing warning and informed that criminal charges may be filed.

The report does not say why the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office did not arrest Manning until Thursday.

Manning was booked in the Palm Beach County Jail and has since been released after posting a $12,000 bail, Sheriff's Office records show. He declined to comment when reached at his home on Friday.

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