Arizona Couple Suing After Bathtime Photos Prompt Walmart to Launch Child Porn Investigation – ABC News

An Arizona couple is suing Walmart after a film developer reported their bath-time photos to authorities. From ABC:

For A.J. and Lisa Demaree, the photos they snapped of their young daughters were innocent and sweet.

But after a photo developer at Walmart thought otherwise, the Demarees found themselves in a yearlong battle to prove they were not child pornographers.  …

The Peoria, Ariz., couple had their home searched by police and worse, their children — then ages 18 months, 4 and 5 — were taken from them for more than month. Their names were placed on a sex offender registry for a time, and Lisa Demaree was suspended from her school job for a year. The couple said they have spent $75,000 on legal bills. …

“These photos were never intended for anyone to see except for family members,” Treon said. “Perversion is in the eye of the viewer.”

Eventually, a judge threw out charges against the Demarees, but now they’re going on the legal offensive by suing the state, the city and Walmart for their role in what they call a “nightmare.”

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More commentary at: Wall Street Journal Law Blog

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