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Georgia Mom Sues Sprint After Daughter Finds Child Porn On New Cell Phone

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Lithonia, GA – An irate Georgia mother is suing Sprint and Radioshack after because the cell phone she bought her 13-year-old daughter contained graphic child pornography. Attorney Curt Thompson filed a lawsuit on behalf of Marcia Jones and her daughter, Morgan. According to lawsuit details republished by the Daily Mail, Jones purchased two HTC Evo 4G cell phones from the Stonecrest Mall Radioshack. Sprint licensed the device for sale at the store, according to lawsuit claims.

Jones purchased what she believed were new Evo 4G cell phones, but it quickly became apparent that the mobile devices had been refurbished. Attorney Thompson had this to say to WSB-TV about the bizarre incident:

“These were apparently used phones that someone had used to upload pornographic pictures. They were clearly not new phones. It was unconscionable to allow that to happen and expect that not to do harm or damage to someone. All the store was willing to do was trade out the phones.”

When Morgan Jones was excitedly setting up her new phone, she went into the photo gallery and was shocked to find explicit photos of both adult and child porn. The family’s attorney also noted that the teenager had to undergo some counseling as a result of the experience. One of the expressed goals of Morgan and Marcia Jones’ lawsuit is to force the company to take the matter seriously and make sure that something similar does not happen to anyone else.

Neither Radioshack or Sprint have publicly commented on the lawsuit or how refurbished cell phones were mistaken for new devices. The companies have 30 days to respond to the lawsuit allegations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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