Tucson father finds pornography on Nintendo intended for kids

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by Andrew Michalscheck

Video report by Gary Harper

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 7:47 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson father said he saw more than just the Super Mario Brothers when he bought his kids a refurbished Nintendo DS for Christmas.

Cameron Willett purchased the gaming system from a Tucson GameStop, but said he discovered pornographic images on the device as he was setting up the parental controls.

“Multiple pictures, multiple positions, just not a good Christmas present,” said Willett.

Willett took the Nintendo back to GameStop and demanded to know why naked pictures were included on his kids’ Christmas gift.

While the video game retailer couldn’t explain why or how pornographic material ended up on Willett’s Nintendo, they did say they are working to remedy the problem.

“We are currently researching this transaction and our top priority is to try and make this right for our customers,” said GameStop in a statement. “We have a process in place to ensure that existing content is removed before they are resold.”

Willett is just happy that his young daughter didn’t get an eyeful of the inappropriate images.

“If she would have saw those, it would have, I mean God, I’m glad she didn’t, I don’t know what I would have done,” he said.

The Willetts' story might sound unique, but they’re not the only family whose Christmas celebration included a little uninvited pornography.

A father in Lakewood, Colo. said his son was exposed to X-rated images when he opened the refurbished Nintendo 3DS he received for Christmas.

Like Willett, Mark Giles said he purchased the game from a local GameStop. Giles was given a new device and a few games for the incident, and was told by GameStop that the images must have been from the previous owner.

A 9-year-old Sacramento, Calif. girl made a similar discovery last month when she received a brand new Android tablet.

The device was ordered online from Target, but it included what appeared to be an amateur video that was filmed at someone’s home.

Target told CBS Sacramento that they were looking into the incident.
 

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