COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) -- Former WBNS-TV Chief Meteorologist Mike Davis has been sentenced to four to six years in prison on child pornography charges. He is also required to register as a sex offender for 25 years. Davis pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in January.
WCMH reports Davis said he didn't realize he was hurting children by downloading and collecting thousands of images of child pornography. Davis's attorney argued Davis used child porn to self-medicate from anxiety and depression.
Franklin County investigators said he uploaded 16,000 images of suspected child pornography since 2012.
Judge Karen Phipps said during the sentencing, “You chose to support an industry that re-victimized these children over and over for years.”