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Child pornography trial of ex-Sen. Folmer set for Feb. 24

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 12/11/19

Former state Sen. Michael Folmer has been scheduled for criminal jury trial Feb. 24 on child pornography charges in Lebanon County Court, according to online court documents.

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Child pornography trial of ex-Sen. Folmer set for Feb. 24

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Former state Sen. Michael Folmer has been scheduled for criminal jury trial Feb. 24 on child pornography charges in Lebanon County Court, according to online court documents.

The action was taken during Folmer’s arraignment in county court before Judge Samuel A. Kline on Dec. 4. Judge Charles T. Jones Jr. is to preside over Folmer’s criminal trial, according to online court documents.

Folmer, 63, resigned as state senator representing the 48th District, which includes the greater Middletown area, on Sept. 18 one day after being charged on Sept. 17.

A special election is set for Jan. 14 for voters to choose his successor; Republican Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold or Democrat Michael J. Schroeder, an associate professor of history at Lebanon Valley College.

The 48th District also includes all of Lebanon County, and part of York County.

Folmer was charged after authorities executing a search warrant found two images of apparent child pornography on his Apple iPhone, according to the criminal complaint against him.

Folmer had held the Senate seat since 2007.