Gallery: The girl with 100 scarsLoading
  • Lilly Manning returns home to Sacramento
    Lilly Manning recently returned to Sacramento with her older sister Natasha's two-year-old daughter Tatiana.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning returns home to Sacramento
    Lilly Manning recently returned to Sacramento with her older sister Natasha's two-year-old daughter Tatiana.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning returns home to Sacramento
    Lilly Manning recently returned to Sacramento with her older sister Natasha's two-year-old daughter Tatiana.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning returns home to Sacramento
    Lilly Manning fills in a job application with her friend Juana Ramirez at Sacramento Works Career Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning returns home to Sacramento
    Lilly Manning looks over a job application at Sacramento Works Career Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning returns home to Sacramento
    Kenyatta Manning a youth advocate for an employment placement service helps his older sister Lilly Manning search for a job. Lilly recently returned to Sacramento with her older sister Natasha's two-year-old daughter Tatiana.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning heads to the Southwest Airlines counter at Sacramento International Airport. Lilly boarded her first airplane on her way to New York where she plans to meet up with her 22-year-old sister, Natasha, who is being moved by the Army from Germany to Fort Drum, about 30 miles from the Canada border. Lilly plans to live with Natasha and help care for her sister's 2-year-old daughter, while also signing up for some on-line courses.

    To read more about Lilly Manning's journey, click here.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning heads to to check in her four large bags at the Southwest Airlines counter at Sacramento International Airport.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning heads to the Southwest Airlines counter at Sacramento International Airport with her childhood friend and roommate, 19-year-old Netya Burton. Lilly boarded her first airplane on her way to New York where she plans to live with her 22-year-old sister, Natasha and help care for her sister's 2-year-old daughter, while also signing up for some on-line courses. Burton was babysitting her cousins Na'Leigha Andrews, and Tra'Mell Powe.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning at Sacramento International Airport on her way to live with her older sister Natasha in New York state. "I'm kind of nervous. But I can't wait!" said Lilly, whose childhood story of abuse and the criminal sentencing of her adoptive mom were featured last month in The Bee.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning heads to the Southwest Airlines gate for her trip to New York state. Lilly's departure to the east coast to be with her older sister was helped in large part by Sacramento Bee readers, who donated more than $9,000 after reading about the violence that had consumed her childhood.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning smiles through the tears as she get ready to head to her Southwest Airlines gate for her trip to New York state.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning gets a hug from her childhood friend and roommate, 19-year-old Netya Burton at Sacramento International Airport.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning gets a long hug from her childhood friend and roommate, 19-year-old Netya Burton at Sacramento International Airport.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning at Sacramento International Airport on her way to live with her older sister Natasha in New York state. "I'm kind of nervous. But I can't wait!" said Lilly, whose childhood story of abuse and the criminal sentencing of her adoptive mom were featured last month in The Bee.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    Lilly Manning smiles through the tears as she get ready to head to the Southwest Airlines gate for her trip to New York state.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning at the Sacramento Airport, Tuesday morning on her way to live with her sister Natasha in New York,  .
    In the Southwest ticketing line Steve Leslie from Citrus Heights tells Lilly Manning he saw here in the newspaper and wished her well. "I think it's great she got out of there," said Leslie, a 50-year-old small businessman, referring to Lilly's daring escape from the closet. Lilly was on her way to New York where she plans to live with her older sister Natasha and help care for her sister's 2-year-old daughter, while also signing up for some on-line courses.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her driver's license at the Carmichael DMV.
    Lilly Manning gets some last minute lessons from driving instructor Leigh Hua before taking her driver's license road test at the Carmichael DMV.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her driver's license at the Carmichael DMV.
    Lilly Manning is all smiles after passing her driver's license road test at the Carmichael DMV.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her driver's license at the Carmichael DMV.
    Lilly Manning gets some last minute tips from driving instructor Leigh Hua before taking her driver's license road test at the Carmichael DMV.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her driver's license at the Carmichael DMV.
    Lilly Manning gets some last minute tips from driving instructor Leigh Hua before taking her driver's license road test at the Carmichael DMV.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her driver's license at the Carmichael DMV.
    Lilly Manning with driving instructor Leigh Hua before taking her driver's license road test at the Carmichael DMV.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her driver's license at the Carmichael DMV.
    Lilly Manning gets some last minute lessons from driving instructor Leigh Hua before taking her driver's license road test at the Carmichael DMV.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning on why CPS failed her
    Lilly Manning, 19, bought four large suitcase to fill up with her belonging for her trip t to the east coast to be with her older sister, Natasha.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning on why CPS failed her
    Lilly Manning, 19, outside a home in south Sacramento she shares with a roommate.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her tattoo by Steven Yorgason at Old Sacramento Thursday night.
    Lilly Manning, 19, hugs a blanket made by a Bee reader who read her story - "The Girl with 100 Scars" on July 3.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning on why CPS failed her
    Lilly Manning, 19, with her dog "Baby" outside a home in south Sacramento she shares with a roommate.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning on why CPS failed her
    Lilly Manning, 19, with her dog "Baby" outside a home in south Sacramento she shares with a roommate.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning on why CPS failed her
    Lilly Manning tells her story on the agencies that failed to protect her from the abuse by her adoptive mom. July 27, 2011
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning leaves a home she shares with a roommate in south Sacramento. Lilly graduated last year from Vista Nueva Career & Technology High School in Sacramento and has attended two semesters at Sacramento City College. She is considering a career as a personal trainer and works out regularly.
    Read Lilly's story: The girl with 100 scars
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath, who was found guilty of 13 felony counts and is serving his two consecutive life terms, plus an additional 12+ years, at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione. Lilly's adoptive mother and accused abuser Lillian Manning-Horvath, 72, is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in the abuse.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning tells her horrific story of abuse and tortured by her adoptive mother and accused tormenter: Lillian Manning-Horvath, now 72, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in abuse. The woman's husband, Joseph Robert Horvath, who turned 54 in March, was tried and convicted in 2009 and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in state prison.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Court documents and medical records of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Court documents and medical records used in the abuse trial of Joseph Horvath catalog Lilly Manning’s injuries and scars. Inch by inch, a medical team examined, X-rayed and photographed the teenager’s battered body. They would document more than 100 scars and wounds in various stages of healing, from burns to a broken arm, facial injuries to a knife wound in her thigh.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Court documents and medical records of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of an abused fifteen-year-old Lilly Manning by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of the closet from the home of Lillian Manning-Horvath by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath. Lilly was locked in for days in this closet.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Pictures of the closet from the home of Lillian Manning-Horvath by the Sacramento Superior Court used as evidence in the trail of Joseph Robert Horvath. Lilly was locked in for days in this closet.
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning tells her horrific story of abuse and torture.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning tells her horrific story of abuse and torture by her adoptive mother and accused tormenter: Lillian Manning-Horvath, now 72, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in abuse.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning tells her horrific story of abuse and tortured by her adoptive mother and accused tormenter: Lillian Manning-Horvath, now 72, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in abuse.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning leaves after visiting with Maria and Domingo Gonazalez, who took her in after the arrests of her adoptive mother and accused abusor Lillian Manning-Horvath, 72, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in abuse and her husband, Joseph Robert Horvath, who was tried and convicted in 2009 and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in state prison.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lily Manning leaves after visiting with Maria and Domingo Gonazalez, who took her in after the arrests of her adoptive mother and accused abusor Lillian Manning-Horvath, 72, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in abuse and her husband, Joseph Robert Horvath, who was tried and convicted in 2009 and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in state prison.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning visits with Maria Gonzalez, who took her in after the arrests of her adoptive mother and accused abuser Lillian Manning-Horvath.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning visits with Maria Gonzalez, who took her in after the arrests of her adoptive mother and accused abuser Lillian Manning-Horvath.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning with Maria Gonzalez, who took her in after the arrests of her adoptive mother and accused abuser Lillian Manning-Horvath, 72, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in abuse and her husband, Joseph Robert Horvath, who turned 54 in March, was tried and convicted in 2009 and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in state prison.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning at the house on Dewey Boulevard where was court papers indicate she abused, beaten and tortured by her adoptive mother, Lillian Manning-Horvath and the woman's husband Joe Horvath. The house near Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard has been renovated by the new owner.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning at the house on Dewey Boulevard where was court papers indicate she abused, beaten and tortured by her adoptive mother, Lillian Manning-Horvath and the woman's husband Joe Horvath. The house near Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard has been renovated by the new owner.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning at the house on Dewey Boulevard where was court papers indicate she abused, beaten and tortured by her adoptive mother, Lillian Manning-Horvath and the woman's husband Joe Horvath. The house near Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard has been renovated by the new owner.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning at Sacramento City College where she has attended two semesters.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning at Sacramento City College where she has attended two semesters. She was there to get some of her school and financial aid record as she plans to attend college in New York where her older sister lives.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • girl with  a hundred scars
    Lilly Manning has finished a year at Sacramento City College, and is considering a career as a personal trainer or maybe the Army. “I didn’t expect her to go to college – and look at this,” says ex-foster mom Maria Gonzalez. “She’s got a lot of dreams. She’s a strong girl.”
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lily Manning is 19 years old now but growing up she was abused in foster home of Lillian Kate Manning.
    Nineteen-year-old Lilly Manning survived years of abuse and torture.
    Manny Crisostomo
  • Liilian Manning-Horvath sentencing at Sacramento County Court
    Lilly Manning, 19, speaks to Liilian Manning-Horvath, 72, at her sentencing hearing in Sacramento Superior Court on July 8, 2011. Lilly's abuser received consecutive life terms with no chance of parole for her no-contest pleas to charges of torture and mayhem. Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho, at right, was the prosecutor in what he called the systematic and sadistic torture of her namesake, Lilly Manning.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Liilian Manning-Horvath sentencing at Sacramento County Court
    Attorney Ken Rosenfeld shields his client Liilian Manning-Horvath, 72, from the media cameras during her sentencing in Sacramento Superior Court in early July. Rosenfeld said he was appalled by the system failures that allowed his client to adopt the children in the first place. Rosenfeld described his client as having a "laundry list" of mental illnesses, including auditory and visual hallucinations, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. "It's as if they placed these children in a tiger cage at the zoo," Rosenfeld said. "What did they expect would happen?"
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Liilian Manning-Horvath sentencing at Sacramento County Court
    Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho, at the Liilian Manning-Horvath sentencing at Sacramento County Court on July 8, 2011. Ho, said he is convinced that Manning-Horvath was faking her mental impairments.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Liilian Manning-Horvath sentencing at Sacramento County Court
    Liilian Manning-Horvath, 72, hides behind her attorney Ken Rosenfeld, at her sentencing in Sacramento Superior Court for her part in what the prosecutor called the systematic and sadistic torture of her namesake, Lilly Manning.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Liilian Manning-Horvath sentencing at Sacramento County Court
    Lily Manning, 19, and her older sister Briana, 20, were relieved and happy outside the courtroom after they spoke at the sentencing hearing for Liilian Manning-Horvath, 72, who received consecutive life terms with no chance of parole for her no-contest pleas to charges of torture and mayhem. Photographed July 8, 2011
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her tattoo by Steven Yorgason at Old Sacramento Thursday night.
    Lilly Manning sits patiently as Capital Ink Tattoo artist Steven Yorgason finishes tattooing the poem "Invictus" on her back July 27, 2011. Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho, who handled Lilly's case, framed the poem by William Ernest Henley and gave it to Lilly.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning on why CPS failed her
    Lilly Manning, 19, with her dog "Baby" outside a home in south Sacramento she shares with a roommate on July 27, 2011.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Lilly Manning gets her tattoo by Steven Yorgason at Old Sacramento Thursday night.
    Lilly Manning looks to the mirror to see her back tattoo of the poem "Invictus" July 27, 2011.
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
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