'Manhattan Manny' Pleads Guilty in Boy's Sex Abuse

21-year-old babysitter dodges life sentence with plea
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2009 4:08 AM CDT
Jonathan Then will be sentenced October 15 at the Manhattan Supreme Court and is expected to get 12 years in state prison.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A male babysitter who dubbed himself "the Manhattan Manny" is facing a 12-year sentence after pleading guilty to sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy. Jonathan Then, who also worked at summer camps and as a teaching aide in some of New York City's ritziest private schools, had originally been charged with molesting four boys but prosecutors cut a deal so the children wouldn't have to testify, reports the New York Daily News.