A Petersburg man facing charges of possession and distribution of child pornography will not go to trial until September, if at all.
The former maintenance director at the Petersburg School District Tye Leif Petersen has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The judge and attorneys in the case held a status conference on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Juneau. Petersen is in custody and also attended the conference. His defense attorney Cara McNamara told U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess there was a good possibility the case will be resolved before it goes to trial.
Another status conference is planned for March 28th. Petersen’s trial is scheduled for September 15th.
He resigned his job and was arrested after leaving Petersburg in late October.
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