REDWOOD CITY -- If San Mateo County's former probation chief goes to trial on child pornography charges, it will happen in July.
Retired Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Robert Atack on Tuesday set a trial date of July 15 for Stuart Forrest, who stepped down from his county post in December after news broke that he was the subject of a federal investigation for possession of child pornography.
Forrest's attorney, Jaime Leanos, said outside court that the case could still be resolved before trial. Leanos and prosecutor Johnette Jauron of the state Attorney General's Office have been discussing a possible plea deal.
"You're always talking about a possible resolution," Leanos said. "But there's nothing that's been agreed on."
Forrest has been charged with two felony counts of knowingly possessing material showing people under the age of 18 exposing themselves, simulating sex acts or engaging in sexual conduct. He faces a maximum of three years and eight months behind bars if convicted of both charges.
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