Wauconda Firefighter Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Young Girl

Victim was under 13 at time of offense, police say.

Donald Berthiaume, 41, of the 2500 Block of Fish Hook Way in Wauconda was arrested on Oct. 31, for two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. 

The victim, who was under the age of 13 at the time of the offense, reported to Lakemoor Police Department that in 2005 Berthiaume had inappropriate sexual contact with her when she was a juvenile.  Lakemoor Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the incident. 

Berthiaume is a 13 year veteran of the Wauconda Fire Department. 

Berthiaume’s jail bond was set at $50,000.00.  He was released from custody after posting 10 percent of the required bond.

This news release was provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Office. 


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