MATTOON, IL-(Effingham Radio)- A Mattoon Man is in custody after being arrested for Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Domestic Battery.
According to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department, officers took 33 year old, Brandon A Herschberger into custody at the Mattoon Police Department on May 29th at 4:00pm.
According to the release, the charges allege that Herschberger had assaulted a pre-teen girl on numerous occasions with alleged sexual acts, hitting, slapping, and attempting to smother her with a pillow.
The release from the Mattoon Police Department states, “Herschberger admitted that he committed the aforementioned acts as a form of “torture” and “punishment” due to misbehavior”.
He was taken to the Coles County Jail.
We reached out to the Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office; however, no comment could be given at this time.
We will update this story as more details become available.