The jury trial of former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography, has been delayed another two months.
Salard’s defense attorney Monday was granted a delay until July 20, after Salard was indicted on a third felony charge for receipt of child pornography. He pleaded not guilty to the third charge, and the trial was scheduled for the end of May. That was after the trial was delayed from the end of February.
Assistant Federal Defender Cara McNamara requested more time to prepare Salard’s defense after the prosecution revealed some of its planned testimony.
According to court documents, U.S. prosecutors will present testimony from the FBI special agent who investigated Salard’s computer.
Salard is also facing aggravated rape charges from the state of Louisiana. The alleged victim from that case will also be testifying in Salard’s federal jury trial at the U.S. District Court in Juneau.
Salard has been held at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau since his October arrest.
Salard was one of four medical providers in Wrangell at the time of his arrest. He was employed as a family doctor by Alaska Island Community Services and served under a contract with Wrangell Medical Center, the community’s hospital. Both organizations suspended Salard’s medical privileges after he was arrested at his home. In the weeks following the arrest, Salard surrendered his Alaska medical license and lost his job at AICS.