Former Fox Lake Guard Found Guilty Of Assault

(Waupun) A former officer at Fox Lake Correctional Institution was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting three inmates over a period of several months. Following a three day trial, Alex Andre Wouts of Poy Sippi was convicted by a jury of 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 acts. A pair of one of the men’s underwear was tested and contained Wouts’ DNA.  Wouts denied the assaults, stating he would not risk his job and family by doing something like that within the prison system. After the guilty verdict was read, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said he is grateful of the hard work shown by Assistant District Attorney James Sempf. Klomberg added that Sempf worked tirelessly to bring this challenging case to a successful outcome and get justice for these young men. The 34-year-old faces up to 125 years in prison as well as 75 years of extended supervision. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and a hearing is scheduled for July 20.