A motion to reduce bond in the case of a Vandalia man charged with 10 counts of child pornography was argued in Fayette County Court on Tuesday. 36-year old Ryan J. Koontz appeared for a court hearing in which the defense was seeking to have bond in the matter reduced. Koontz has been out on bond since January 2015 after a family member posted $30,000 bond for the defendant which was 10% of the $300,000 bond set by the court in November 2014. The defense was seeking to have the bond amount reduced and that money to go to the law firm representing Koontz to use towards the hiring of an expert witness for the case. Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison argued the state’s objection to a reduction saying as the bond was posted, the defendant was not being oppressed by the bond and saying the bond is put in place to deter the defendant from running though the defense countered by saying Koontz has been present for all hearing and court appearances. With the state’s objection noted, Judge Don Scheafor said he would take the matter under advisement and would enter a written order in answer to the matter within a couple days. Pre-trial in the case has been reset to October 17 at 1p.m.