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Manhunt continues for Hebron man accused of sexually assaulting child

Police are searching for Esau Ancheyta Hernandez of Hebron, who allegedly sexually assaulted a child at a residence near Hebron.
Police are searching for Esau Ancheyta Hernandez of Hebron, who allegedly sexually assaulted a child at a residence near Hebron.

HEBRON – A 26-year-old Hebron man accused of sexually assaulting a child continues to elude police, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office officials said Monday.

Esau Ancheyta Hernandez of Hebron allegedly sexually assaulted a child about 6:45 a.m. Friday at a home in the 12000 block of Hebron Road near Hebron. After being confronted by family members, Hernandez fled on foot from the scene, police said.

“There are no updates. We are still actively searching for him and encourage the public to contact us with any information,” McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said in an email. “Callers can remain anonymous.”

K-9 units, drones and a helicopter initially were deployed Friday near Hebron Road and the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, but they did not yield any results. Rogers did not respond to question about where the sheriff’s office thinks Hernandez might have gone or how he could have fled on foot.

Hernandez is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes. He last was seen wearing gray pants, a teal shirt and tennis shoes.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child with a bond amount of $250,000. If arrested and convicted, Hernandez could face six to 30 years in prison.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 815-338-2144.

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