Trial Rescheduled For Former Prison Guard Charged With Assault

7/15/17 – A former officer at Fox Lake Correctional Institution charged with sexually assaulting three inmates over a period of several months had his jury trial rescheduled. Alex Andre Wouts of Poy Sippi was originally due in court August 14 for his trial but it was moved to March 12. Wouts is facing five felony counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault by Correctional Staff. In 2015, officers were told to conduct an investigation at the institution after allegations were sent to the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office.  Three inmates went into detail about the sexual acts, and a pair of one of the men’s underwear was tested and reportedly contained Wouts’ DNA.  The 34-year-old denied the assaults, stating he would not risk his job and family by doing something like that within the prison system.  If he is found guilty on all counts, Wouts faces up to 90 years in prison.