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Trial date set for accused clown in porn case

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has set a trial date for a Fort Smith man who worked as a clown and faces child pornography charges.

Trial for 48-year-old Thomas Harold Morgan was to have been held in August, but it was postponed so he could undergo a mental evaluation. Morgan is now to be tried on Oct. 28.

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III signed an order on Tuesday that said Morgan has no condition that would impair his ability to understand the charges or participate in his defense. The psychiatric report is under seal.

Morgan faces five counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He's been in custody since his June 2012 arrest.

Morgan was a children's entertainer, working under the name "Sondance the Clown."

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