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Nintendo DS bought from Virginia Walmart had porn on it

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HAMPTON, Va. (WJLA) - Any kid who just got a Nintendo DS on Christmas morning would be chomping at the bit to play the system.

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But Tom Mayhew’s 8-year-old son got an eyeful just after opening his gift. Tom explains:

"Later on during the day he went to play his games, not knowing anything was on it -- and then after a while they took a pictures of themselves, a couple of the kids that were here, and when the picture was taken it went to a file. When that file was opened, there were already pictures on it."

But there weren't just any pictures -- they were images that an 8-year-old should never see.

"It was a shocker because we had the family here and there were a lot of kids here; the kids were the ones that discovered those pictures," said Tom.

Mayhew says the DS had about a dozen pornographic images on it, and now he wants to know where they came from.

"There is no reason for them to be even really on there -- it's disgusting for one. It seems weird that this was the only thing left on it."

Mayhew first thought it might have been a mistake by Nintendo. But now, he has another theory:

"That it was possibly a bought item at one time and returned, and those things were not deleted from it, so it wasn't a new product. It was a used product."

Mayhew tells us the pictures were time-stamped in early December – but he bought the system at the Hampton Wal-Mart on December 23. He plans to soon have the talk with his son, though it's a conversation he thought wouldn’t arrive until several years from now.

 

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