“He has tremendous support within the community,” Pratt said, pointing to those attending the hearing.
Janna Parker, assistant county prosecutor, said prosecutors would request a cash bond for Lucas. She pointed out Lucas has a felony record and spent time in prison. He was convicted of a drug-related offense in 2010.
Gee signed a bond order Thursday afternoon reducing the bail to $100,000, which can be posted at 10 percent cash or surety.
Among conditions of the bail, if posted, were that Lucas have no contact with the minor victim, the minor victim's mother and have no unsupervised conduct with minors.
The bond check was conducted by the adult probation office.
Lucas was a long-time official for the OHSAA. His license was suspended following his arrest.