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Former Teacher Expect to Go To Trial on Child Porn Charges 

Catherine Pegram

A 42-year-old former science teacher at Mount View Junior High in Thorndike is expected to go on trial on child pornography charges next month.Michael Douglas of Augusta is charged with two counts of possession of sexually explicit materials. Douglas allegedly viewed child porn on his school and home computers, resulting in charges in Waldo County and Kennebec County. Earlier this month, a judge agreed to hear both cases in one trial. Douglas has pleaded not guilty, though court paperwork says he admitted to police that he’d been downloading pornography on both computers for years.His case is set to be considered for trial the first week of January.