OSHKOSH (WLUK) – A former YMCA employee accused of sexually assaulting a child pleaded not guilty Friday.
B.T. Adams, 75, is charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. No trial date was set at Friday’s arraignment, court records show.
Adams returns to court March 5 for a motion hearing. The defense has filed a ‘change of venue’ motion in the case, according to court records.
Adams, who worked at the day care drop center at an Oshkosh YMCA, allegedly inappropriately touched the girl’s pelvic area through her clothes. The video from another date showed similar actions, and he also reached under her shirt. Adams also allegedly kissed the girl on the lips on those occasions.
The YMCA terminated Adams after the investigation started. Adams was employed at the location, at 3303 W. 20th Ave., for several years and in various capacities – including portraying Santa Claus.