A McHenry man was charged with numerous counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child who was in his care for several years, sheriff’s officials said.
Ramiro Gonsalez-Garcia, 40, of the 3100 block of Lake Street in McHenry, was charged with nine counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that a “concerned parent” made a report with the sheriff’s office on February 1.
An investigation was launched by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and detectives learned that Gonsalez-Garcia was abusing a child under the age of 13, who was in his care, officials said.
Gonsalez-Garcia was arrested on February 2 and transported to the McHenry County Jail. The man was initially charged with seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and was later charged with two additional counts.
Court records show the abuse occurred from August 2017 to January 2020.
Gonsalez-Garcia remains held on a $300,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on February 28.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information should contact the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 815-334-4750 or McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867. Tips can also be emailed to TipLine@mchenrycountyil.gov.