Press Release- 10-13-17 Search in Progress for Hebron Man in Predatory Criminal Sex Assault

10/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

A search is continuing Friday for a 26-year-old Hebron man who fled on foot from the scene of a Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. 

At approximately 6:45 a.m., the McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance in 12000 block of Hebron Road in unincorporated Hebron.  Upon arrival, the responding deputies were informed that a man named Esau Ancheyta Hernandez had sexually assaulted a child at that residence.  After being confronted by family members, Hernandez fled on foot from the scene.

A large multi-jurisdictional search, deploying multiple K-9's, drones, and a helicopter, was conducted in the area of Hebron Road and the Illinois/Wisconsin State Line, but Hernandez was not located.  He was last seen wearing gray pants, a teal shirt, and tennis shoes.  He is 5'6", weighs approximately 135 lbs, and has dark brown hair and brown eyes. 

Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for the below-listed charge and bond amount. 

Anyone with information should contact the McHenry County Sheriff's Office immediately at 815-338-2144. 



Esau Ancheyta Hernandez (male 26)

Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X)

Hebron, IL


Bond: $250,000


Next Court Date: TBD


The charges against this individual are allegations at this time.  All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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