Bond was increased to $10 million for a former University of Alabama at Birmingham computer specialist accused of possessing child pornography.
The bond for 60-year-old Bobby Dean Lowry, previously at 10,000, was increased Monday after a district judge found sufficient evidence to let a Jefferson County grand jury hear the case.
Jefferson County Sheriff's officials received a tip in May that Lowry had pornographic images that included a 12-year-old girl's face imposed onto naked bodies.
Detectives seized two computer towers, two hard drives and hundreds of disks from Lowry's Chalkville home. Police found more than nine-thousand pornographic images on the computer hard drives and disks.
Lowry's defense attorney said he plans to file a motion for a reasonable bond and that his client will plead innocent.