If you grew up in the seventies or eighties then you probably have one. Somewhere in the piles and piles of photos from your youth, there is probably a picture of you and perhaps your sibling in the bathtub sloshing about. Maybe there are toys in the tub with you. Perhaps you or your sibling just made a fart bubble in the tub and now you both are hysterically laughing. Your mother then snaps the photo. When you grow up, your mom will sit down with your girlfriends and show each and every one of your girlfriends the famous picture of you in the tub.

Even I have a picture where I am a bit on the naked side. Apparently, as a young baby, I had a big problem wearing diapers. I would always rip them off and streak around my childhood home. There is one picture of me and I am wearing a dark blue and white striped shirt. My eyes are glassy and I have no bottoms on.

So, is this kiddy porn?

According to an article posted in The Wall Street Journal, an Arizona couple met with some serious accusations of sexual abuse after they dropped off their family photos to be developed at Wal-Mart. The Demaree’s three children, all under the age of five, were playing around in the bath tub. Their parents thought it was a cute moment and wanted to capture it. However, when the Wal-Mart employee developed the pictures, the employee found the pictures captured an outline and images of the children’s genitalia.

The police were contacted and the Demaree’s lost their children for a month. The mother, Lisa, lost her teaching job for a year and both parents had to register as sex offenders.

After a complete investigation, it was determined the Demaree’s did nothing wrong. All the chargers were dropped and the Demaree’s were allowed to go back to living a normal life.

But how could they?

In an interview on Good Morning America, Lisa Demaree stated she worries about taking pictures of her children. What if another innocent picture shows the outline of her daughter’s genitalia?

There are many things that disturb me about this story, but I think the one that really bothers me is when did pictures of kids in the bathtub become child pornography?

What about the videos on America’s Funniest Home Video? How many times is there a video with naked kids on the show? Sure the kids have their sex organs covered, but someone had to watch it first to know where to cover the shots. Also, should those parents be arrested for sexual abuse? They did make a tape of their child dancing naked.

Believe me, I am glad the Wal-Mart employee jumped and contacted the police. The swiftness in which the police responded should be commended.

However, shouldn’t there have been another step before the employee went to the police? Was there any training on what constitutes child pornography? These are serious accusations that should never be taken lightly; however, I don’t think just anyone should have the power to make that phone call. Wal-Mart doesn’t have a chain of command? I would think with a company so large, there would be a pecking order.

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