Lake County, Illinois Home Day Cares Sued for Alleged Sexual Abuse

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Civil lawsuits were filed on March 3, 2016 by Latherow & Duignan in two similar Lake County cases in which the husbands of home daycare providers are accused of committing sexual assault on young children who were in their spouses’ care.

Civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse were filed in the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois by the Chicago personal injury law firm, Latherow & Duignan.

In Waukegan, the mother of two young girls is seeking a judgment against Maria E. Hernandez, who operated a licensed home day care in Waukegan, Illinois. In October 2014, it was alleged that the girls, ages 14 and 9, had been repeatedly sexually abused by Jose Hernandez-Tovar, the defendant’s spouse, while at her home day care. The suit alleges that Hernandez failed to provide adequate supervision while the children were in her care and allowed Tovar to be alone with the children. (Jane Doe vs. Maria E. Hernandez Filed Complaint Case Number is 16L77, filed in Circuit Court of the nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois)

Three miles away in Park City, Adam Contreras is accused of having assaulted two young girls, while under the care of his wife at her home day care Alejandra Contreras, the operator of Jasmine’s Day Care, is being sued for damages resulting from alleged negligence that resulted in the repeated sexual abuse of the children, ages 14 and 7, one of which suffers with a disability, which came to light in December 2012. (Jane Doe vs. Jasmine’s Day Care and Alejandra Contreras Filed Complaint Case Number is 16L178 filed in Circuit Court of the nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois))

Read the complaint against Maria E. Hernandez here

Read the complaint against Jasmine’s Day Care and Alejandra Contreras here

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