Ariel D. Carrasco, 46, of Lake Villa.

A father is being held on a $2 million bond after police say he sexually assaulted and beat his own daughter, who is under the age of 13, on multiple occasions in Lake Villa.

The Lake Villa Police Department was notified Wednesday by an area school after a child disclosed abuse to school officials.

The child, under the age of 13, reported they were the victim of past physical and sexual abuse at their home, according to Lake Villa Police Department Lt. James DeCaro.

Officers conducted interviews with the child and other family members.

The child reported their father, Ariel D. Carrasco, 46, of Lake Villa, was the suspect and the abuse occurred on multiple occasions since December, DeCaro said.

The Department of Children and Family Services was notified in an effort to develop a safety plan for the family, DeCaro said.

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Further interviews were completed at the Lake County Advocacy Center in collaboration with the Lake County States Attorney’s Office.

DeCaro said that Carrasco was also interviewed by investigators and he made “very concerning statements” when questioned about the allegations.

He was later arrested without incident after it was determined there was probable cause for the charges to be filed.

Carrasco was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony; two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony; and two counts of domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

Carrasco was transported to the Lake County Jail and appeared in bond court Thursday morning.

Prosecutors detailed the sexual abuse of the child and how Carrasco also allegedly physically attacked the victim.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Carrasco held on a $2 million bond.

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Carrasco, who is barred from having any contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18, would need to post $200,000 cash to be released from the jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 20.