- Associated Press - Sunday, December 20, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The child pornography trial for a former corrections officer with the Williams County Sheriff’s Department has been delayed again.

The Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1URVpLq ) reports the federal trial of 49-year-old Steve Brooks is now expected to begin Feb. 23. It was first scheduled for September and then mid-December.

Brooks faces three charges, including sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorities accuse him of downloading child pornography and surreptitiously video recording a girl.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary DeLorme says the trial was postponed because defense attorneys asked for more time to prepare.

Brooks was arrested in May at his Williston home. The case began in district court but went federal in July after a grand jury indicted him.

Brooks worked for nine years at the sheriff’s department and was fired after his arrest.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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