Pornographic Images Found On 5yr Olds Christmas Nintendo 3DS
A Lakewood father is concerned over the possible damage done to his 5 year old son after some disturbing images were discovered on his Christmas present. Mark Giles purchased the highly popular Nintendo handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, for his son as a Christmas gift, one he had been asking for all year.
Sadly the 3DS came with a few more accessories than advertised as the young boys older brother soon found out. The 5 year old, Braydon, was using his newest Christmas toy when he discovered images that he said “I didn’t take” before asking his older brother for assistance. Upon finding an image of questionable content the older brother informed his father immediately.
“He said that he didn’t take these pictures so I went over to these pictures and I see two people in a bed. I told my dad and I said dad this has porn on it and he got up and went right to the phone,” Bryton Giles said.
In total they found nine highly inappropriate images on the Nintendo 3DS, prompting Mr. Giles to contact Gamestop and report the incident. The store manager then informed him that it was a refurbished DS that was sold before the images were deleted.
GameStop have since issued a statement, as well as giving the young boy a brand new Nintendo 3DS with a good selection of games:
“GameStop is currently researching this situation. We have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that existing content is removed from all devices before they are re-sold. Out of millions of transactions each year, ones like this happen very rarely. Our number one priority is to make this right for our customer.”
Mr. Giles said he appreciated the gesture from the gaming retail giant but he doesn’t feel anything could undo the potential damage caused to his son
“You can’t unsee this he’s 5 years old maybe when he’s 18 or 20 maybe he won’t know anything about it but he’s not going to forget about this tomorrow”
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