A Montrose man accused of second-degree sexual assault was denied bond modification Tuesday in Randolph County Circuit Court.
Bond for Joshua Michael Jones, 20, of Rt. 1 Box 155A, previously was set at $50,000, cash only. Jones has been detained at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail since Feb. 23.
On Tuesday, attorney Dwight Hall, who is representing Jones, asked Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong to consider setting a cash, property or surety bond for the case.
"This young man has no criminal history," Hall said, adding that Jones has extended family in the area and would not be a flight risk.
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker said he "strongly opposed bond modification or reduction" for Jones. The alleged victim in the case is 11 years old, he said.
"We don't think this was an isolated incident," Parker said, adding that the investigation is continuing and there may be additional charges brought against Jones.
Wilfong denied the request and said Jones' bond would remain at $50,000, cash only.
Also on Tuesday, Patrick Harold Hedrick, 44, of Dailey, was arraigned on two counts of failure to register or provide notice of registration change.
According to the indictment, Hedrick allegedly failed to provide notification of a change of his address to the West Virginia State Police. He previously was convicted of a qualifying offense involving a minor, which was entered Feb. 6, 2002.
Hedrick was indicted in February, but his arraignment was continued from March 7 because he was in the intensive care unit in a Morgantown hospital at that time, said Hall, his attorney.
On Tuesday, Hedrick entered a not-guilty plea. Jury selection for his trial was set for May 14, with the trial set to start May 16.