A trial date has been set for August in the federal child pornography case against Kokomo's George Budd.

Police arrested Budd, 58, on Jan. 28 after Miami Correctional Facility officers intercepted a letter Budd sent to David L. Lewellen, 58, at the state prison, detailing his criminal activities, said Kokomo Police Lt. Donald Whitehead.

Lewellen is serving a life term for a 1975 Warren County rape, according to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Mary Bippus of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis said Budd officially was charged in federal court recently with one felony count of sexual exploitation of minors.

A complaint charging Budd with distribution and possession of child pornography was filed Jan. 28 when Budd was arrested.

Officers also found letters and notes detailing Budd's plan to rape, murder and dismember a Kokomo postal worker, Whitehead said.

Since the photos of minor engaging in sexual conduct were received by Budd through U.S. mail, he was charged in federal court, according to Bippus.

Budd also faces a Howard County charge of felony stalking, accusing him of watching and following his mail carrier, who has delivered his mail for the past 212 years.

Budd will be brought back to Kokomo to face the stalking charge after the federal case is finished.