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Hebron man sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexually assaulting girl under 13-years-old

Placido E. Hernandez-Estrada, 31, of the 12000 block of McKinley Avenue in Hebron
Placido E. Hernandez-Estrada, 31, of the 12000 block of McKinley Avenue in Hebron

A Hebron man was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 in 2015, the Northwest Herald reported.

Placido E. Hernandez-Estrada, 31, of the 12000 block of McKinley Avenue in Hebron, was arrested on September 26, 2017, on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault that were filed on October 1, 2015.

On Thursday, Hernandez-Estrada pleaded guilty to the charge. He was sentenced to six years in prison. After he serves his sentence, Hernandez-Estrada will be taken into federal custody to handle an outstanding immigration warrant, McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather said.

Few details have been released because the victim was a minor under the age of 13 at the time of the assault. In court on Thursday, McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Gara read two statements submitted by the victim and her mother, the Herald said.

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“When I see his family or friends out in public, they stare at me and say mean things about me,” the victim said.

She also expressed feeling “betrayed, scared and alone.” The victim’s mother said the abuse caused pain for the whole family, according to the Herald.

“My life has been turned upside down from what he did,” the mother said. “This isn’t something you can get over and move on [from].”


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