A trial date has been scheduled for a former Warren police officer who was fired after being charged with rape.

Trial for Michael Edwards Jr. is expected to begin on June 24. Edwards was originally accused of raping one victim. An indictment and an earlier arraignment revealed even more. According to court documents, Edwards has at least four victims at this time.

Originally, Edwards's trial was supposed to begin April 29. However, according to court documents, this has been delayed because Edwards and his attorneys need more time to prepare for the trial.

As it stands, Edwards is charged with five counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, three counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery, two counts of menacing by stalking and two counts of attempted gross sexual imposition, all with firearm specifications.

Additionally, Edwards is facing charges of two counts of extortion, two counts of theft in office and two counts of dereliction of duty.

A superseding indictment filed March 21 reveals this alleged conduct to have occurred between the summer or fall of 2023 and January of 2024, which is when the allegations came to light.

Prosecutors say one of these alleged incidents involved Edwards threatening to leak sensitive information about the alleged victim if she did not submit to his sexual advances. Prosecutors say Edwards's sexual activity with this alleged victim was captured on camera. 

Edwards' wife, who is still employed by the Warren Police Department was placed on paid administrative leave soon after her husband's arraignment following allegations from the prosecution stemming from a jail call between her and her husband.

Prosecutors alleged that the two discussed one of the alleged victims stating that they hope she dies of an overdose or gets ran over by a bus or 18-wheeler. 

Edwards is due back in court April 1 for a pretrial hearing.