The trial for former Jacksonville Police Officer Larry Pugh, who was charged with three counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law (sexual assault while on duty) and one count of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, has been moved from July 10 to Nov. 6, according to Alan Jackson of the U.S Attorney’s office in Tyler.

“A second defense council was added, and they asked for more time,” Jackson said. “But I believe this is the last time they can move it.”

Pugh’s pre-trial is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Federal Courthouse in Tyler, and the trial is set for 10 a.m., Nov. 6.

Pugh originally pled not guilty to five counts of deprivation of rights under the color of law in February, after he was arrested by FBI officials.

In April, three of the original charges were dropped during a superseded indictment, and a new count of the same charge (deprivation of rights under the color of law) was added, along with the felony of making a false statement.

Pugh could face a five-year prison sentence with a $250,000 fine, if found guilty of making a false statement, according to Jackson.

Each misdemeanor charge carries a fine of not more than $100,000, imprisonment for not more than one year and a term of supervised release of not more than one year, if convicted.

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