Trial of Former Fire Department Captain Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor Begins 

The trial of a former Augusta Fire Department Captain accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl began Thursday.Court records say Robert Macmaster had sex with the girl over a period of four years beginning five years ago.On the stand Thursday the girl described MacMaster as a father figure to her family.She said she lived at his house weekends.Defense Attorney Sean Farris asked her if she made up the abuse story for money.She said no.One of her friends testified Thursday too. She said she saw the two kissing passionately when MacMaster picked the girl up from school.He’s pleaded not guilty to gross sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor.