Trial date set for child porn suspect

Shunk-Grey

HOUGHTON — The trial of a former Houghton High School coach accused of child pornography is scheduled to start later this month.

Don Sawaski, 71, is charged with two felony counts of possession of child sexual abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime. Sawaski’s trial was scheduled for last November.

In October, a judge decided to push the trial back to give the prosecution the opportunity to get Sawaski’s lawyer a copy of all the evidence found on his computer. The defense also requested moving the trial date back so that it did not coincide with hunting season to avoid issues with seating a jury.

Sawaski’s trial is set to begin January 23rd.