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Former WL man accused of sexually assaulting girls

WONDER LAKE – A former Wonder Lake man was in the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting two girls when they were 6 years old.

Louis P. Hoerauf, 34, of 23513 Field Road, Lake Zurich, was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

His bond was set at $100,000; he must post $10,000 to be released.

Hoerauf was interviewed and admitted to assaulting both children, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. James Popovits said the first victim, now 14 years old, disclosed the assault to a counselor, who then reported it to police.

A second alleged victim, a now 18-year-old who is related to the first girl, then said she was assaulted, when she was about 6 years old.

The victims lived with Hoerauf in Wonder Lake, but he is not related to them, Popovits said. Popovits declined to comment on their relationship to Hoerauf.

Hoerauf’s next scheduled court date is Jan. 24.

– Sarah Sutschek

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