Former 10TV Meteorologist Mike Davis has been indicted on four counts related to child pornography.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced Davis was indicted on various felony degrees of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor.
The indictment alleges that Davis downloaded and emailed to himself videos and images depicting young children engaging in sexual activity.
“Over a period of several years, Davis downloaded a significant amount of images depicting nude children and child pornography on several devices and was emailing the images and child pornography to himself. There is no evidence he produced the images or sent them to anyone else,” O’Brien said.
O’Brien said the four most egregious images were selected for indictment.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a Yahoo! Inc. account associated with Davis’ email address had downloaded a significant amount of suspected child pornography.
Members of the ICAC task force served a search warrant on Davis’ home in September seeking electronic devices including computers, laptops and tablets.
After searching Davis’ home, authorities came to WBNS and seized Davis’ personal laptop and four thumb drives from his bag.
Davis is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 21.
Mike Davis was employed at 10TV for 31 years. We will cover this story with the same ethical standards we would any other case.