MOUNT HOREB, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) Final pre-trial requests will be considered today for a former Mount Horeb police lieutenant accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old runaway. 44-year-old Dennis Jenks is scheduled to go on trial January 6th in Dane County Circuit Court. He's charged with 33 felonies that include repeated child sexual assault, child sexual exploitation, and two dozen counts of possessing child pornography.
The runaway was from Beloit, and authorities said he lived with Jenks in Madison from last October until February. Jenks was also indicted in federal court last month on charges of taking explicit photos and a video of himself and the boy between last November and January.
Jenks resigned from the Mount Horeb police force after his original state arrest earlier in the year.