Jury selection was held Wednesday for the trial of 43-year-old Timothy Talady of New London, who is being held at San Ridge Secure Treatment Center located in Mauston.
Talady has been held there the previous two years and his trial is scheduled to determine if he should be released.
He was sentenced to three years in prison for felony child abuse in 2009, on a reduced charge in a plea agreement of first-degree sexual assault of a child.
Upon his release, Talady had five years of extended supervision where he violated the terms of the supervision. After being sent back to prison, he was transferred to the Sand Ridge Treatment Center.