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Attorneys working out plea in Hellman sex abuse case

Andrew Hellman

Andrew Hellman

At a court appearance earlier this week before Yavapai Superior Court Judge William Kiger, Humboldt resident Andrew Hellman asked for another continuance so lawyers could work out the details of a plea agreement they've negotiated in Hellman's child molestation case.

The 49-year-old Hellman - a former firefighter for Central Yavapai Fire District from 1990 to 2006 - is in jail on charges of eight counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, 10 counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual abuse, three counts of felony indecent exposure and three counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure.

Authorities arrested Hellman in October and he most recently appeared before Kiger on Monday.

Hellman last asked for a continuance on March 9.

Kiger scheduled Hellman's next court appearance - a hearing on his change of plea - for 4 p.m. April 23 in Kiger's Division 5 courtroom at the Yavapai County Courthouse, 120 S. Cortez St., Prescott. The proceedings are open to the public with the exception of young children.

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