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Wauconda firefighter charged with sexual abuse involving child

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A veteran firefighter from Wauconda is free on bond after being charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, authorities said Friday. Donald Berthiaume, 41, of the 2500 Block of Fish Hook Way, was arrested Wednesday for having inappropriate sexual contact in 2005 with someone who was under the age of 13 at the time, Lake County Sheriff's officials said. Berthiaume has been placed on paid administrative leave, Wauconda Fire Protection District officials said.
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