Summerville man arrested on child-porn charges

A 58-year-old Summerville man has been arrested on child-porn charges.

Michael Edward Davidson, 58, was charged Monday with seven counts of sexual exploitation of minors, according to the S.C. Attorney General’s Office. Each count is a felony and could bring 10 years in prison.

Investigators say Davidson exchanged child pornography via file sharing. They seized a desktop computer and an external storage device.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.

“Our No. 1 priority is keeping the digital streets of the Internet just as safe for our children as the paved ones they play on in our neighborhoods,” acting sheriff Rick Ollic said.

Davidson was released on $70,000 bail, with several conditions to limit his access to children and the Internet.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.