The child pornography possession case against a sonar technician stationed at NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex was continued Friday in Virginia Beach General District Court.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Andrew Keane Davis, 35, is accused of possessing child pornography and advertising it online. He was arrested by the Virginia Beach police Department on Nov. 1, and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.
Davis’ case was rescheduled for a preliminary hearing in Virginia Beach General District Court on Feb. 3, 2017.
Davis was granted a $10,000 bond on Nov. 2, under the condition that he forfeit computer access and stay confined to a Navy base during the court proceedings.
Davis has been in the Navy for 16 years, and is currently a Virginia-Beach-based sonar technician. He reports to the Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, which is based at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Commander Corey Barker said in a November interview with Southside Daily.
Davis works in a “junior leadership role” as one of a small group of technicians who keep sonar systems and equipment operating on surface ships and submarines, Barker said.
Davis maintains underwater surveillance and uses sonar equipment to find and analyze targets, navigate vessels safely and conduct search and rescue operations, Barker said.
Barker said the alleged child pornography incident happened at a private home in Virginia Beach, and the Navy doesn’t believe any government computer systems were affected.
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