Bond for a Vandalia man charged with 10 counts of child pornography has been reduced following a written order entered by Judge Don Scheafor. 36-year old Ryan J. Koontz appeared in Fayette County Court last Wednesday for a motion hearing in which defense attorney Shin Cho argued his motion to reduce bond for Koontz. Koontz has already been out on bond since January 2015 and his attorney was seeking to have bond reduced and have a bond assignment from the person who posted bond for the $5000 to go to law firm to hire an expert computer witness. Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison argued the state’s objection to the matter that due to the nature of his alleged crime and argued the state’s opinion is that Koontz is a danger to the public. However, the defense argued Koontz is not a danger to the local public as the alleged victims were not local and that he is not a flight risk as he has been at all of his scheduled court appearances. At the time of the hearing, Judge Scheafor said he would take the matter under advisement and would enter a written order. On Friday, Scheafor entered his judgement that the court would reduce the bond to $250,000 if the defense could obtain a bond assignment from the person who posted bond to release $5000 to be used for the expert witness. The next appearance for Koontz in Fayette County Court will be a pre-trial hearing on October 17 at 1pm.