Former Fox Lake Guard Jury Trial Underway

(Waupun) Day one of a three-day jury trial got underway Tuesday for a former officer at Fox Lake Correctional Institution charged with sexually assaulting three inmates over a period of several months. Jury selections were made and the state is presenting its case against Alex Andre Wouts of Poy Sippi. The 34-year-old 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 acts. A pair of one of the men’s underwear was tested and reportedly contained Wouts’ DNA.  Wouts has 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.