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Man wanted in Illinois child sex assault case arrested in Ames

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A man wanted in connection to a child sexual assault investigation in Illinois is arrested in Iowa.  U.S. Marshals and police arrested 26-year-old Esau Hernandez in Ames Monday morning.

He's charged with Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.  Investigators in McHenry County, Illinois say he assaulted the child at a home on October 13 and left, leading to a manhunt through several states.

After finding out information that Hernandez may be in Ames, officers were able to find him at a home in the 100 block of Campus Drive.  He is being held at the Story County Jail, awaiting extradition.

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