The jury trial of former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard will start Monday at the U.S. District Court in Juneau.
He is facing three felony charges for receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography.
The trial has been delayed several times from its original start date in January.
Salard has been held at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau since his October arrest. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him at his home last fall after monitoring an IP address allegedly linked to Salard.
According to court documents, federal prosecutors plan to use screenshots from videos Salard allegedly downloaded on his laptop. But the defense team is trying to block those images.
Salard is also facing aggravated rape charges from the state of Louisiana. The alleged victim from that case will testify in Salard’s federal jury trial next week, but the defense team is also trying to block that testimony.
The prosecution’s use of evidence and testimony will be decided Friday at the final pre-trial conference.
Salard 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. In the weeks following the arrest, Salard surrendered his Alaska medical license and lost his job at AICS.