Wauconda firefighter Donald Berthiaume pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

Police say 41-year-old Wauconda firefighter Donald Berthiaume had sexual contact with a 13-year old girl. He is charged with aggravated sexual abuse.

January 16, 2013 2:45:20 PM PST
A Wauconda firefighter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child.

Donald Berthiaume could spend up to 14 years in prison if he's found guilty in any of the 12 counts against him.

He was initially charged with two counts of criminal sexual abuse last November, but a grand jury returned indictments that charged the firefighter with 12 counts after prosecutors accused Berthiaume of having sexual contact with a minor during a four year period.