According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon police arrested Brandon A. Herschberger, age 33 of Mattoon, on 5/29/18 at 4pm at the MPD. Herschberger was charged with Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Domestic Battery.
The charges allege that Herschberger assaulted a pre-teen girl on numerous occasions via acts of sexual penetration, hitting, slapping, and attempting to smother the girl with a pillow. Herschberger admitted that he committed the aforementioned acts as a form of “torture” and “punishment” due to misbehavior. Herschberger was taken to the Coles County Jail.