A 71-year-old Calistoga man pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of child sexual abuse last week in Napa County Superior Court.

Donn Lee Ledwick was arrested June 15 by Calistoga Police after an officer interviewed a minor who said they had been inappropriately touched by Ledwick multiple times.

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Ledwick was charged with forcible lewd act upon a child, aggravated sexual assault of a child, forcible oral copulation with a victim under the age of 14, continuous sexual abuse, four counts of lewd act upon a child and four counts of oral copulation/sexual penetration/sodomy with a child 10 or under. Three special allegations have also been filed against Ledwick.

His next court hearing is scheduled for March 16.

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Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S