No. 99-2968-CR.

243 Wis.2d 365 (2001)

2001 WI 52

627 N.W.2d 455

STATE of Wisconsin, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. William G. JOHNSON, Defendant-Appellant.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided May 30, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the defendant-appellant there were briefs and oral argument by Martha K. Askins, assistant state public defender.

For the plaintiff-respondent the cause was argued by Marguerite M. Moeller, assistant attorney general, with whom on the brief was James E. Doyle, attorney general.


This case presents a constitutional challenge to the statute making it a crime to engage in repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child, Wis. Stat. § 948.025 (1997-98).1 The defendant challenges the provision in the statute that relieves the jury of any requirement of unanimity as to the specific individual acts of sexual assault that combine to constitute the crime, as long as it unanimously agrees...

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