Bond lowered for the second time on accused sex offender

A man accused of sending an explicit photo of himself to a juvenile while he was out on bond on a first-degree rape charge involving another minor, could soon be released from jail again.

Warren Circuit Court Judge John Grise lowered the bond on Ondrico D’Angelo Kirby, 21, from a $2,500 cash bond to a $2,500 surety bond, Warren Circuit Court records show.

A surety bond allows someone who is approved by the court to sign for the release of an inmate without paying the bond amount up front. Cash would only be due to the state if an inmate failed to show for court.

The Commonwealth argued for a substantial cash bond during a hearing this week.

A Warren County grand jury earlier this month indicted Kirby, 901 Jackson Street Apt. 12, on one count each of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received in the commonwealth to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities and distribution of obscene matter to a minor first offense in March, court records show.

Those charges were placed against Kirby while he was out on another surety bond for a case in which he is charged with first-degree rape. In that case, Grise set the bond to a $10,000 surety bond.

Both bonds including the first bond on the rape charge stipulate that Kirby is to have no new arrests or violation of law.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Kirby remained in custody at the Warren County Regional Jail.