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Police manhunt underway after child allegedly raped by man in Hebron

Esau Ancheyta Hernandez, 26, of Hebron is wanted for raping a child.
Esau Ancheyta Hernandez, 26, of Hebron is wanted for raping a child.

A police manhunt is continuing Friday for a 26-year-old Hebron man who fled on foot from the scene after allegedly raping a child, sheriff’s officials said.

At around 6:45 a.m. Friday, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disturbance in the 12000 block of Hebron Road in unincorporated Hebron.

When the responding deputies arrived, they were told that a man named Esau Ancheyta Hernandez had allegedly raped a child inside the house. Authorities said that after Hernandez was confronted by family members, he fled on foot from the scene.

The rape occurred at a home in the 12000 block of Hebron Road in unincorporated Hebron
The rape occurred at a home in the 12000 block of Hebron Road in unincorporated Hebron

Officials said that 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 26-years-old and is 5’6″, weighs approximately 135 lbs, and has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

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Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child (class X felony).

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

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


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