United States District Court, W.D. Wisconsin
a criminal case, in which the defendant, Alexander W.
Kawleski, is charged with using a girl who was 15 or 16 years
old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the
purpose of making a video recording this conduct. The
defendant also is charged with attempting to produce several
video recordings of the girl, and one video recording of
another girl who was 13 years old, engaged in sexually
explicit conduct. Finally, the defendant is charged with
possessing child pornography. The defendant has entered a
plea of not guilty to the charges against him.
any of you heard of this case before today? Would this affect
your ability to serve impartially as a juror in this case?
Scheduling: this case will begin today and should conclude by
Wednesday. Are any of you actually unable to sit as jurors
because of this schedule?
court reads Pattern Jury Instructions of the Seventh Circuit:
government has the burden of proving the defendant's
guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This burden of proof stays
with the government throughout this trial.
defendant is presumed to be innocent of the charges. This
presumption remains with the defendant throughout every stage
of the trial and during your deliberations on the verdict,
and is not overcome unless from all the evidence in the case
you are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the
defendant is guilty.
defendant is never required to prove his innocence. He is not
required to produce any evidence at all. The defendant has an
absolute right not to testify. The fact that the defendant
does not testify cannot be considered by you in any way in
arriving at your verdict.
any of you be unable or unwilling to follow these
counsel to introduce themselves, the defendant and the case
agent. Ask whether jurors know them.
any of you in the jury box know each other from before today?
Invite each juror, in turn, to stand and provide the
following information: Name, age, and city or town of
residence Marital status and number and ages of your children
and grandchildren, if any.
occupation (former if retired).
(or former) occupation of your spouse and any adult children.
military service, including branch, rank and ...