The lawyer for a man charged with taking pornographic pictures of his 2-year-old granddaughter asked for lower bail Wednesday, saying the man wasn't a flight risk and could stay with his two sisters.

Manchester District Court Judge William Lyons planned to issue a decision by Thursday on whether to reduce Richard Hawes' (search) $200,000 bail. Assistant city solicitor Michele Battaglia argued against any reduction, saying the state considers Hawes an extreme danger.

At his court appearance, Hawes, 63, of Lynn, Mass., also waived the right to a hearing in Manchester District Court to determine if police have enough evidence to hold him on local charges of possessing child pornography.

Authorities say Hawes took sexually explicit pictures of his granddaughter during a visit with his son's family in Florida. They say he then tried to print the photos in New Hampshire, where he spends his summers, using self-service kiosks in CVS drugstores.

A clerk discovered electronic copies of the photos and turned them in to police. Unable to identify the girl, and convinced she was in danger, police released two ordinary photos of the girl that were included in the batch. Relatives saw one on television June 8.

Besides local charges in New Hampshire of possession of child pornography, Hawes faces a sexual assault charge in Florida and could face life in prison if convicted. He also has been indicted on a federal charge of transporting of child pornography from Florida to New Hampshire.