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WAUSAU (WAOW) – Nearly two years after a Wausau teenager reported she had been raped at a party, a 41-year-old Illinois man with ties to a gang has been charged in the assault.

Marcos Antonio Hernandez of Rolling Meadows, Ill., was charged last week with two felonies – second-degree sexual assault with the use of force and false imprisonment, according to Marathon County Circuit Court records.

As arrest warrant was issued Wednesday, court records said.

A then-16-year-old girl told police that she was raped in a bathroom at a home on Fulton Street in Wausau on June 7, 2012, by a man named Joker after she and some friends accepted an invitation to hang out with three men, the criminal complaint said.

The teen, who admitted she couldn't remember all the details of the alleged assault, said the man, who had tattoos covering his arms and back, refused to let her leave the bathroom and she screamed, the complaint said.

Joker told her he had chains and handcuffs and was going to tie her up. He told her to stop talking, stop screaming or 'I'll kill you,'” the complaint said.

Hernandez then raped her, he got dressed and he left the bathroom, the complaint said.

The teenager, with the help of friends, left the home, went to her home and several hours later went to a hospital for a rape examination, the complaint said.

Hernandez was associated with a Mexican gang called MS 13, the complaint said.

Assistant Marathon County District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon said Monday that the delay in filing charges was because of the difficulty in identifying the attacker and learning his name.

"It was by luck and chance that we made a contact with someone in the prison system who helped in the identification of him," the prosecutor said.



 
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