Yukon man accused of sexually assaulting neighbor

Also charged for allegedly punching victim’s brother-in-law

Emilio Manuel Hernandez

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – A Yukon man faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting his neighbor while he was intoxicated.

Emilio Manuel Hernandez, 25, was charged Feb. 28 in Canadian County District Court with sexual battery.

Assistant District Attorney Taylor N. Brown alleges the defendant committed the felony crime by “intentionally grabbing the buttocks, breasts and vaginal area” of the female victim “in a lewd and lascivious manner” and without her consent.

Hernandez also was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for striking the alleged victim’s brother-in-law “on or about his face with a closed fist with force and violence.”

Oklahoma City Police investigated the incident, which was reported Feb. 20 at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of S Mustang Road. The apartments have a Yukon address but are in Oklahoma City limits.

Allegations against Hernandez are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by Oklahoma City police officer K. Erickson, who was dispatched at 9:28 p.m. Feb. 20 on a welfare check.

The reporting party told police her neighbor “had just tried to rape her” while he was “possibly intoxicated.”

Upon arrival at the scene, officer Erickson observed Hernandez had “slurred speech, slow lethargic movements and was unsteady on his feet.”

The alleged sexual assault is described in the probable cause affidavit.



The incident began when the female occupant heard a knock on her apartment door and opened it to see who was outside.

Hernandez then allegedly grabbed her arm, pulled her away from the door and used his body weight to pin her against the outside wall for an estimated 7-10 minutes. That’s when the sexual assault reportedly occurred.

Hernandez allegedly tried to pull the alleged victim into an adjacent apartment and said he fantasized about her.

“(The victim) stated she was not able to get away from Hernandez groping her until he lost his balance and fell to the ground,” the officer’s affidavit reads.

She then contacted her sister and brother-in-law.

After the brother-in-law arrived at apartment, Hernandez allegedly used his right hand to punch him on the left check with a closed fist.

Hernandez was arrested at the scene and booked into the Canadian County Jail at 10:54 p.m. Feb. 20.

Just 2-1/2 weeks earlier, Hernandez had received an 18-month deferred sentence after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and carrying a firearm while under the influence stemming from his October 2021 arrest by Mustang Police.

Canadian County prosecutors on Feb. 28 filed a petition to accelerate that deferred sentence due to his most recent criminal charges.

A preliminary hearing conference for Hernandez is set March 30 before Canadian County Special Judge Charles Gass.