Harvard man jailed on 7 year old sex case

WOODSTOCK – A man wanted on seven-year-old sex charges out of Harvard was arrested in Texas and remains jailed in McHenry County

Raul D. Escobar, 28, appeared in McHenry County court on Monday. He's charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for an alleged assault that happened in December 2007, Harvard's Deputy Chief Mark Krause said.

His bond was set at $250,000.

The alleged victim was a 14-year-old girl at the time. Escobar was 21. The girl was not related to, but otherwise known to him. The reported sexual abuse came to Harvard Police by way of Child Protective Services in Wisconsin, Krause said.

Escobar's last known address was 22317 Airport Road, in Harvard, but authorities believed he fled the area. Authorities were unclear how or when he was apprehended, saying only that he was picked up in Texas and brought to McHenry County by Transport Services.

The more serious charge against Escobar carries a possible prison sentence of between four and 15 years in prison.

He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.