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updated: 3/28/2014 5:26 PM

Ex- Wauconda firefighter admits to sex abuse

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Daily Herald report

A former Wauconda firefighter pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday and will serve 18 months of periodic imprisonment in the Lake County jail, authorities said. Donald Berthiaume, of the 2500 block of Fish Hook Way in Wauconda, was accused of abusing a victim under the age of 13. He initially faced 12 counts of sexual abuse. Berthiaume will be on probation for 30 months and will have to register as a sex offender, a spokeswoman for the Lake County state's attorney's office said. Additionally, he can't have any contact with the victim or the victim's family, among other court-ordered provisions.

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