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Couple: Tablet PC Bought For Daughter, 7, Was Full Of Porn

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Huawei Ideos S7 (File Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Huawei Ideos S7 (File Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago couple says in a lawsuit their family Christmas was ruined last year, after a used tablet PC bought as a gift for a young girl turned out to be full of porn.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports, Anthony and Angel West are suing Best Buy in Cook County Circuit Court.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports

Tony West says he bought a refurbished Huawei Ideos S7 tablet PC for his 7-year-old daughter at the Best Buy at 8900 S. Lafayette Ave., alongside the Dan Ryan Expressway, on Christmas Eve of last year. The tablet cost $318.25.

The little girl opened the tablet PC on Christmas Day, turned it on, and pressed the video icon. At that moment, a graphic hardcore porn video appeared and began playing, the lawsuit said.

Tony and Angel West also saw the pornography, and were “shocked and deeply disturbed,” the lawsuit said.

When Anthony West went back to the store to complain, the manager on duty said it’s the store’s policy to check all returned items set for resale and to have the items hard drive reformatted to delete any content.

Anthony West believes the porn was placed on the tablet PC by either the previous owner or an employee at Best Buy, the suit said.

In the lawsuit, West claims the incident was so emotionally damaging to his daughter that he had to seek professional psychological help for her. The suit says the girl’s parents have needed counseling too.

The four-count suit claims negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and breach of the implied warrant. It seeks $319.25 in compensatory damages, court costs and additional relief.

A spokeswoman for Best Buy would only say Thursday that the company does not comment on any ongoing investigations or lawsuits.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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