Crime & Courts

Marengo man accused of sexually assaulting young girl

Silvestre Hernandez-Mandez
Silvestre Hernandez-Mandez

A 40-year-old Marengo man is due in court Tuesday after police said he sexually assaulted a young girl whom he knew.

The charges against Silvestre Hernandez-Mandez stem from a July 18 report to the Marengo Police Department, according to a news release.

After an investigation into the claims, police arrested Hernandez-Mandez on a warrant Friday. He remained at the McHenry County Jail on Monday afternoon on $300,000 bond.

Hernandez-Mandez, of the 600 block of North Page Street, is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

If convicted of the most serious charge, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, he could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.

During a brief appearance Saturday at the jail, Judge Joel Berg appointed the McHenry County Public Defender’s Office to represent Hernandez-Mandez. His attorney could not immediately be reached to comment on the charges.

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