Schaumburg teacher denies fondling himself in class

December 28, 2011 (SCHAUMBURG, Ill.)

Seventy-five-year-old Paul LaDuke pleaded not guilty Wednesday to nine counts of felony exploitation of a child. The charge carries a maximum three-year prison sentence.

LaDuke was arrested after a student at the school told another teacher that LaDuke unzipped his pants while standing behind a podium, then fondled himself while his students were in the classroom.

His defense attorneys suggest LaDuke is struggling with dementia.

LaDuke was fired after the allegations first surfaced.

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