By MARLO BARNHART
Bond was raised Thursday for a man accused of approaching a teenage boy to encourage him to pose for child pornography.
Michael Wayne Ridenour, 30, of 156 S. Potomac St., was returned to the Washington County Detention Center on $35,000 bond, an increase of $10,000 ordered by visiting Washington County District Judge Robert Wilcox.
"The family of the victim is very concerned about this defendant," said Washington County Deputy State's Attorney Charles Strong.
He asked that the bond be doubled.
Earlier this month, a letter was left at a bus stop for a 13-year-old boy. The letter encouraged the boy to pose for pictures or videotapes and then leave them in a brown bag at that same bus stop, court records said.