Manteno Man, 72, Arrested on Sex-Related Charges involving two Juveniles 


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MANTENO, IL – Manteno police have arrested a 72-year-old man on sex-related charges, according to a press release. 

Keith W. Hess was arrested Monday night just after 5:30 p.m. and charged in connection with an alleged sexual crimes involving two juveniles. Hess was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 18.

Hess is now being held at the Jerome Combs Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

No further details about the case have been released at this time, but authorities say the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Manteno Police Department.


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