Jury selection has been scheduled for next month in the case of the former Mount View Junior High science teacher accused of viewing and storing child pornography on both his personal and school-issued computers.

Michael Douglas, 42, of Augusta, is charged with possession of sexually explicit materials. A Waldo County grand jury indicted Douglas on that charge in May of 2009. Douglas has pleaded not guilty.

Douglas’ case was moved to Sagadahoc County earlier this year, after attempts to find enough local jurors to serve at Douglas’ trial January and April of 2010 were unsuccessful.

A clerk at the Sagadahoc County Superior Court in Bath confirmed that jury selection was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 10, with the trial to follow soon after a jury is chosen.

In April of 2009, Douglas reportedly admitted to police that he had, in recent years, viewed child pornography on both his school and personal computers, according to court documents. Douglas resigned from his position with Maine School Administrative District 3 one day after Maine State Police detectives interviewed him as part of their investigation into his alleged Internet activity.

During an appearance at Waldo County Superior Court last January, Douglas formally waived his right to have a Kennebec County Grand Jury determine whether or not there was sufficient evidence to file the same charge against him in his home county. That action was in line with Douglas’ request to consolidate his trial and have it heard solely in Waldo County. Douglas made that request in late November through his attorney, Walter F. McKee, of Augusta.

According to McKee’s letter to the court, at the same time a police investigation was being conducted into Douglas’ alleged conduct in his home area of Kennebec County, a concurrent investigation was undertaken in Waldo County, resulting in the defendant’s receiving “an identical charge of possession of sexually explicit materials in Waldo County.”

McKee’s request was granted last December.

Douglas had entered a not guilty plea to the charge out of Kennebec County.