Prosecutors charged an Omaha man with a fifth sexual assault felony Tuesday after learning of an encounter in March, said Brenda Beadle, chief deputy Douglas County attorney.
Daniel Mangiameli, 62, said in an interview from the Douglas County Jail that he's had “sensual relationships” with about 20 boys in the past 30 years, mostly boys who worked for him.
Mangiameli said he plans to plead no contest to the charges, though he said he doesn't think he did anything wrong.
“I'm guilty, OK, of our society's rules here,” he said.
Beadle said Mangiameli was trying to convince himself that what he did was OK because he got caught.
“He knows full well that what he did was illegal and what he did was wrong,” she said.
He was previously charged with four felony counts relating to sexual assault of a child and two charges for possession of child pornography, all involving two 13-year-old boys.
Two boys who did yardwork for Mangiameli told police that he used a vibrating sex toy on them and himself.
Prosecutors accused Mangiameli of penetrating one boy and attempting to penetrate the other. Prosecutors also said Mangiameli took nude photos of the two, which he admitted in the interview.
One of the boys also told police that Mangiameli performed oral sex on him.
Earlier Tuesday, a Douglas County Court judge increased Mangiameli's bail from $500,000 to $600,000. He would need to post 10 percent of that amount to be released from jail.
Mangiameli was found March 14 in a Texas yacht club, planning to flee to Mexico.
He said he was born with feelings toward teenage boys, and he started acting on them at about age 35. He often bought the boys food, took them on outings or gave them money.
Beadle said that behavior is common among abusers.
“It's another tool used when predators groom their victims,” she said. “They lavish them with gifts and they buy them things and they give them money and they treat them that way. That's to keep them — that's the hook.”
Mangiameli said he expects to spend the rest of his life in prison.
He denied allegations that he gave the boys alcohol and cigarettes and that he told them to lie to their parents. He said he was sorry for the boys who suffered from knowing him.
“I'm sorry for anyone who has had hardships or hurt or sadness (from) our relationship,” he said.
World-Herald staff writer Sam Womack contributed to this report.
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