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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The trial for a former Valdosta Police officer facing sex charges will likely begin early this summer.

43 year old Michael Linger was indicted by the Lowndes County Grand Jury Monday on two counts of sexual exploitation of minors. Linger was fired in October after a 2 year investigation by VPD, the Lowndes County District Attorney's Office, and immigration and customs enforcement. 

Motions in the case are expected to be filed in April.

"After that, they would have an opportunity to file motions," explained Lowndes County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brad Shealy. "The court will hear those motions sometime in the middle of April, and then the trial could be sometime early summer."

Shealy added that these types of crimes are not that common in Lowndes County.

Linger is currently free on bond.

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