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Ex-White County deputy faces child porn charges
Davis remains in federal custody
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A former White County Sheriff's deputy was arrested and charged with production of child pornography.

Christopher Thomas Davis, 32, of Dahlonega made an initial appearance Thursday in federal court in Gainesville.

According to the court affidavit, David Westall, special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alleges that Davis "used a minor to engage in sexually explicitly conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct by means of a Nikon camera, that camera having been mailed, transported and shipped in interstate and foreign commerce."

Patrick Crosby, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said the photographs of a 7-year-old female engaged in sexually explicit conduct were taken in May 2009.

The affidavit details the events leading to Davis' arrest.

Investigators from the Child Exploitation Investigations Group tracked Davis after arresting Timothy McKeithan of Houston, Texas, on charges of possession of child pornography.

McKeithan's girlfriend, Lisa Davis, the ex-wife of Christopher Davis, told investigators the images were produced by Christopher Davis.

The affidavit states that "Lisa Davis reported Christopher Davis had an entire room of their home dedicated to making videos and taking pictures," and that he "had a large collection of pornography, which included sexually explicit material of underdeveloped females."

After leaving Christopher Davis in the fall of 2009, Lisa Davis took his hard drive, which contained photos of her, and asked McKeithan to delete those images. She then mailed the hard drive back to Christopher Davis.

Following further investigation, agents arrested Christopher Davis.

White County Sheriff Neal Walden said Christopher Davis was terminated Thursday for unlawful conduct.

Christopher Davis remains in federal custody awaiting a preliminary and detention hearing set for Sept. 1.

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