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Mark Salling's child porn trial delayed

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Mark Salling's child porn trial delayed

Mark Salling's child pornography trial has been delayed.

The former 'Glee' actor asked the judge to grant him extra time in order to find new legal representation and the original trial date of June 12 has been postponed.

No new date has been set but a status conference - a hearing in which trial dates are set - is scheduled for September 19, according to a spokesperson for the United States District Attorney's Office.

Earlier this month Mark - who was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of child pornography - denied the allegations made against him.

The court has instructed Mark to wear a device so he can be located at any time, his passport has been surrendered and any devices that can connect to the internet have to be approved by the authorities.

Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Mark was cut from 'Gods and Secrets' after he was indicted on the child pornography charges.

Director Adi Shankar said in a statement: "'Gods and Secrets' will be moving forward without Mark Salling. He has been cut from the mini-series, I will personally be paying for the reshoots, and I hope that Mark finds inner peace. Furthermore, a percentage of profits from the project will go to a charity for abused children.

"Hopefully some good will come of all of this and I pray that when the dust has settled, the hyper-connectivity of the information age that has brought to light the transgressions of several public figures, will also force us to look within our society to identify and eliminate the root cause of the rape culture we exist in."

Mark has been charged on two counts - firstly, obtaining a pornographic still image and video of young girls and secondly, for possessing two other videos that feature young girls.