A couple in Arizona takes bath time photos of their kids to a local Wal-Mart.  An obviously highly trained Wal-Mart employee decides that the photos are porn and notifies police.  The local police agree and investigate; child protective services take away kids for a month; the parents lose their jobs and are placed in the Arizona sex offenders registry; and the parents spend $75k in legal bills.  At the end of the day, the the couple were cleared of charges and now, they are suing Wal-Mart.

If you ask me, they should probably sue the local police department detectives that agreed with a Wal-Mart employee and launched an investigation.  Realistically, this should have stopped after the first phone call instead of snowballing into arrests, investigations, and criminal charges.

Should parents fear printing bath time photos from now on?

4 Comments »

  1. This is proof that there is a disease infecting most of the known world…"commonsenseitits". This unfortunate disease rids the host of all common sense and makes them do mind numbingly stupid things.

    #1 by John — September 22, 2009 @ 11:11 am

  2. Maybe this will deter parents from taking bathtime photos thus preventing extreme embarassment later on when you bring a date home and the folks want to show your baby pictures.

    #2 by Meerenai — September 22, 2009 @ 11:38 am

  3. Seriously, I feel sorry for the poor kid at Wal-Mart who did what he was trained to do and report any child nudity. But how could police, social workers and district attorneys(on the public payroll and presumably educated) go forward with charges this ridiculous? On the other hand maybe it's a plot by Wal-Mart to sell more personal printers.

    #3 by Katey — September 22, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

  4. Sure not

    #4 by Alexander Rayn — April 21, 2010 @ 11:46 am

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