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10TV Fires Meteorologist Mike Davis After Child Pornography Charges

10TV Meteorologist Mike Davis was arrested Thursday morning on child pornography charges.

WBNS-10TV has fired meteorologist Mike Davis following his arrest on charges of child pornography. The station announced his firing in a Twitter statement Friday afternoon.

"It has been a difficult few days and our team has been shocked by this news," the statement reads. "We have decided to end our relationship with Mike Davis due to a violation of certain terms of his employment with WBNS."

Davis was arraignedin Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday morning. His bond was set at $50,000 and he was forbidden from unsupervised contact with minors and from use of the Internet, including on his phone.

Authorities say Davis possessed a "significant" number of images depicting children, and are investigating the case through the Franklin County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Davis is charged with "pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor," a second-degree felony that carries a maximum eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

Gabe Rosenberg joined WOSU in October 2016. As digital news editor, Gabe reports breaking news and edits all content for the WOSU website, as well as manages the station's social media accounts.