Ohio TV meteorologist arrested on child pornography charges

Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 05, 2019

An Ohio TV meteorologist was arrested Thursday and charged with possessing child porn.

Mike Davis, 60, has been a meteorologist at WBNS 10TV for more than 30 years.

Davis is accused of possessing what authorities describe as a significant number of child pornography images, but they did not give a specific number. Authorities allege he also sent such images to other people.

“He has been charged with pandering sexual oriented material, second-degree felony,” said Sheriff Dallas Baldwin in a press conference. “Currently housed at the main jail. This is a punishable by up to eight years in prison and [a] $15,000 fine."

The investigation came after the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children task force got a tip. It led to search warrants for electronics at his home and office.

Davis' arraignment is set for Friday morning. Authorities say there could be additional charges as the investigation continues.

WBNS reported the news of the arrest. At the end of their digital report, the station wrote, “Mike Davis has been employed at 10TV for 31 years. We will cover this story with the same ethical standards we would any other case.”