A Baton Rouge lawyer and former state liquor lobbyist who was set to stand trial this week on federal child pornography charges is now expected to be tried in October.

Christopher Young's attorneys cited scheduling conflicts in asking U.S. District Judge John deGravelles to push the trial back seven months, to the week of Oct. 23.

The judge, who granted a defense request to continue the trial, had not approved the new date as of Monday afternoon but was expected to do so. Federal prosecutors are not opposing the defense request.

Young, the brother of former Jefferson Parish President John Young, is accused of forwarding videos of boys engaging in sex acts with donkeys to friends, family and clients in 2013 and again in 2015.

Young, who faces charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, testified at a prior pretrial hearing that he did so as a crude joke. He insists he's not a child pornographer.

Young also contends he is being selectively and vindictively prosecuted for refusing to cooperate in a federal public corruption investigation and because he was a lobbyist at the time.

Young terminated his lobbying business and registration after a federal grand jury in Baton Rouge indicted him in May.

Last month, deGravelles indicated he disagrees with the government's decision to charge Young but refused to throw out the case against him. Young, according to prosecutors, distributed child porn bestiality videos on 33 occasions to 38 people.

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