TELEVISION METEOROLOGIST ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A Columbus, Ohio WBNS-10TV television meteorologist was arrested in September 2019 charged with possessing child pornography.
60-year-old Mike Davis is accused of possessing thousands of child pornography images. Mike allegedly knowingly shared the images with other people. Mike was employed at WBNS-10TV for 31 years. The station quickly fired Mike after his arrest.
A Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a tip which ultimately led to search warrants requesting electronics at Mike's home and at his WBNS-10TV job. Among the images involved in the case included a prepubescent juvenile female involved in a sex act. It is alleged that Mike both sent and received images of children being sexually exploited.
Mike was arrested in his home in his pajamas.
Mike has been charged with pandering sexual oriented material, a second-degree felony. This is punishable by up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
WBNS-10TV released this statement:
“It has been a difficult few days and our team has been shocked by this news. We have decided to end our relationship with Mike Davis due to a violation of certain terms of his employment with WBNS. We have no further comment.”