FORMER WBNS 10TV METEOROLOGIST MIKE DAVIS INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Posted on 10/9/2019
Defendant: Michael G. Davis
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “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.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Michael G. Davis, age 60, for two counts of Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F-2), one count of Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F-2), and one count of Pandering Sexually-Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F-4), for a total of four counts. The four most egregious images were selected for indictment. “Between October 2018 and September 2019, the indictment alleges that Davis downloaded and emailed to himself videos and images depicting young children engaging in sexual activity,” O’Brien stated. 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. Search warrants were executed at both Davis’ home and at the WBNS station, and electronic devices were seized at both locations. O’Brien commended the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their thorough investigation of this case. Arraignment for Davis is set for Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.