RadioShack Sells Kid, 13, Porn-Filled Cell Phone

Mom is unamused, suing RadioShack, Sprint

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff | Suggested by pg13

Posted Oct 3, 2012 9:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Here's today's big "oops": Marcia Jones says she visited her local RadioShack to purchase what she thought were two new cell phones for herself and her 13-year-old daughter. But upon booting up the phones, they found pornographic images uploaded from the phones' previous owners, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Turns out the devices were refurbished, Jones' lawyer says. Now the family is suing both RadioShack and Sprint (which licenses the phones), claiming that the girl had to seek counseling after seeing the graphic images.

A lawsuit out of Georgia claims that RadioShack sold a 13-year-old girl and her mother cell phones containing pornographic images.
A lawsuit out of Georgia claims that RadioShack sold a 13-year-old girl and her mother cell phones containing pornographic images.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, file)
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