The Latest on the trial of porn star Morgan Wallen, who was charged with sexual assault and blackmail

Bloomberg AUSTIN, Texas — The trial of a porn star accused of raping and blackmailing an 18-year-old woman is set to begin Monday in federal court.

Morgan Wallen pleaded not guilty to two counts of extortion, a third count of violating the Hatch Act, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

He has been in custody since Jan. 21.

Wallen’s attorney, Jason Blomquist, said he expects the trial to be one of the longest in Texas history.

Wallen is accused of sending sexually explicit messages to the woman, who worked as a porn actress and model.

The woman was not named by prosecutors, but the indictment includes a link to her profile.