Mesa man arrested after child pornography found on computers

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Chester Davis By Jennifer Thomas Chester Davis By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. – A Mesa man faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after videos and photographs of child pornography were discovered on two computers in his apartment, according to police.

In February, someone downloaded 171 images of child pornography, according to court documents. The Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered that the computer being used to share the images and videos was located near Broadway and Ellsworth roads.

Detectives from the task force served a search warrant at Chester Davis' apartment Thursday morning. According to court paperwork, they found two laptop computers that contained thousands of images depicting child pornography.

Police said Davis, 56, lives alone at the apartment. He was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail.

His bond was set at $25,000.

Davis has a preliminary hearing on March 17.

Anyone with information concerning these crimes is encouraged to call the Internet Crimes Against Children Detail at 623-466-1828 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.