ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) — A northwest suburban man is being held on a $5 million bond after being charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and her older cousin who were visiting his home Thursday.

Jesus E. Hernandez of the 300 block of McClure Avenue in Elgin was charged with one aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, attempted predatory criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office.

A 20-year-old woman had brought five young relatives to Hernandez’s home Thursday and they all spent the night, according to an Elgin police report. She awoke during the night and discovered Hernandez sexually assaulting her 10-year-old cousin.

She was able to pull Hernandez away from the girl but he pulled a knife, the report said. She began arguing with Hernandez, who offered to pay her $500 if she didn’t report him to police.

When she refused, Hernandez told her if he was going to prison for raping one, he “might as well rape two,” the report said. He pushed her to the floor and sexually assaulted her, and when she resisted, he threatened to kill her.

Hernandez again offered to pay her if she didn’t report him to police, but she contacted police once he fell asleep about 3:30 a.m., the report said.

Hernandez was being held on $5 million bond in Kane County jail on Friday, the state’s attorney’s office said. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 1 in St. Charles.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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