HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A four-term Pennsylvania state senator who resigned after being arrested on child pornography possession charges is waiving his preliminary hearing.
Court records show that Republican Mike Folmer waived the hearing Friday. It had been scheduled for Oct. 31. No trial date has been scheduled.READ MORE: Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Washington County
Investigators allegedly found two images of child pornography on Folmer’s cell phone after they asked him to turn it over at his house in Lebanon County.
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Folmer hasn’t commented.
A special election to replace Folmer is scheduled for Jan. 14 in the heavily Republican district based in Lebanon County.
Folmer’s resignation left the 50-seat Senate with a 27-22 Republican majority.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Citizens Police Review Board Submits Proposal For Expansion
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