A 8 year old child who received a 3DS for Christmas found images already saved on the system which were not meant to be on there. The 3DS contained several sexual and pornographic images which had been saved by the previous owner we suspect and had not been deleted when purchased.
“He went to play his games, not knowing anything was on it,” Mayhew said. “After a while, [the kids] took pictures of themselves and when the picture was taken it went to a file.”
When Mayhew, the father of the child opened up the files where the photos he had took were saved, he was bewildered by what he saw. The file contained a ton of already saved images which the son should of not seen as they were deemed inappropriate.
“It was a shocker because we had family here, and there were a lot of kids here,” Mayhew said. “The kids were the ones that discovered those pictures.”
“There is no reason for them to be even really on there,” he added. “It’s disgusting for one. It seems that this was the only thing left on it.”
The 3DS was purchased from Walmart and was gifted as a Christmas present. Due to Walmart not checking the system, the images remained not deleted and still on the system.
Not so long ago, a man from Colorado was sold the same console and that system was also filled with pornographic images which he found after giving it to his five-year-old son. Hopefully these unexpected events will make retailers a lot more strict with what they allow customers to trade in and hopefully will thoroughly check each system.
Credit for the image used: Minhimalism