Originally posted by ollncasino
An Arizona couple are suing Walmart after they developed their vacation snaps & wrongly decided that some were of a pedophilic nature and reported
them to the police. The couple lost custody of their 3 daughters for a month and their names went on a central sex offenders.
A Walmart employee, unhappy over the content of several bath time pictures, contacted bosses with concerns that they may have been images of child
Instead of receiving a batch of happy memories of a fun family outing, the couple were reported to the police and their children were placed into the
care of the Arizona Child Protective Services Agency.
It was a month before the girls were returned to their parents, after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled the photographs were in fact
harmless and a medical exam revealed no signs of sexual abuse.
The story is also reported here ABC News
The photos were simple childhood nudity taken on holiday. In particular a number were bath time photos and three were of the girls lying on a towel
naked with their arms around each other. The Walmart employees decided that these were pornographic in some sense.
The couple are suing Walmart for damages and to recover $75,000 in legal fees they incurred defending themselves.
Apparently you can't take pictures of your own children in the bath anymore without running the danger of Child Protection Services seizing your kids
and putting your name on a sex offenders register.
edit on 9-3-2013 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)
You know there are a lot of strange people in the world, but I really doubt the photos we are shown are the ones that worried Wal-Mart employees.
Surely the photo person asked the supervisor and more then one person was concerned for the children.
I have bath time photo pf my girl at 3 and her little brother, but I know that now days so many people are greedy enough to sell pictures of their
little ones for money. it is almost epidemic and sadly they sometimes become more and more involved in the porn until they lose all perspective of
hurting their kids.
I would rather people start protecting and nipping in the bud the abuse going on in one out of 10 home in some counties.
Yes it is bad that the kids were taken away and checked for physical abuse and I would hope for questioning about how often these photos were
taken...no I do not for a moment believe that bath pictures in towels with sisters and Dad were the cause.
edit on 9-3-2013 by Char-Lee
because: (no reason given)