INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered an Indiana man charged with coercing two teenage boys into making sexually explicit online videos to be held without bond.
U.S. attorney’s office spokesman Tim Horty says a lawyer for Richard Leon Finkbiner told U.S. District Magistrate Judge Craig McKee on Wednesday that they weren’t seeking Finkbiner’s release from jail at this time.
Finkbiner, 39, was appointed federal public defender William Marsh to represent him. Marsh didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Finkbiner has been in custody since his arrest Friday at his home in the western Indiana community of Brazil.
Prosecutors say Finkbiner secretly recorded 14-year-old boys in Michigan and Maryland separately performing sexual acts during anonymous video chats and then threatened to post the videos online unless they made more videos.
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