Jury selection to begin for UOG Professor accused of sexual assault


The alleged sexual assault happened during an off-campus Halloween party.

Guam – Accused of sexually assaulting three University of Guam students in 2014, Michael Elhert’s case is moving forward with jury selection which is set to begin on July 12 at 1 pm.

While a concern was raised during the last hearing regarding the use of a jury questionnaire in the selection process, Judge Vernon Perez has eliminated the issue altogether stating, “I have decided to not use the questionnaire. However, I intend to allow counsel to engage the voir dire panel freely and we will address matters at the bench.”

Trial has been set to start on July 17.

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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.