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Father charged with raping, sexually abusing his 2 young daughters, 1 other girl in Waukegan

Apolinar Zarate-Garrido, 46, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man has been charged with raping and sexually abusing his two young daughters and another girl on numerous occasions, according to court records.

Apolinar Zarate-Garrido, 46, of the 1-99 block of South Genesee Street in Waukegan, was arrested on July 9 by police.

He was charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and six counts of criminal sexual assault.

Three arrest warrants obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner show that Zarate-Garrido is accused of sexually assaulting or abusing at least three victims.

The first victim, who is Zarate-Garrido’s daughter, was allegedly raped by Zarate-Garrido on at least five different occasions between 2007 and 2010, and then on at least one more occasion between 2009 and 2010, according to charging documents.

Zarate-Garrido’s daughter was between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the assaults.

The second victim, who is also one of Zarate-Garrido’s daughters, was allegedly sexually abused by Zarate-Garrido sometime between 2009 and 2010.

He is accused of fondling her breasts when she was under the age of 18, charging documents said.

The third victim, a female under the age of 13, was allegedly raped by Zarate-Garrido on two different occasions between 2011 and 2012.

Zarate-Garrido remains held in the Lake County jail on a $750,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 4.


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