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Child abuse 'monster' gets 35-70 years


Child abuse 'monster' gets 35-70 years

When Matthew Alan Mancuso applied to adopt a child from Russia, the case worker who checked his background called him a "caring, loving man" and a "highly moral individual."

On Thursday, the retired engineer from Plum was called "perverse" and "dangerous" and "monster."

Mancuso, 47, whose sexual exploitation of his adopted daughter made international headlines, learned yesterday in Allegheny County court that he likely will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel imposed a 35- to 70-year sentence -- which will begin after he completes a 15 1/2-year federal sentence for possessing and distributing child porn -- for rapes and other sexual abuse that began the night he adopted the 5-year-old girl from a Russian orphanage in 1998....

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