New York Times
You go on vacation to San Diego and take more than 100 photos of your three daughters, ages 5, 4 and 18 months. You also take seven or eight shots of your girls playing together at bathtime. Then you return home to Peoria, Ariz., bring your memory stick into Walmart for processing, and lose custody of your children because an employee finds the photos, decides they are pornographic, and alerts the police.
That is what happened to Lisa and Anthony Demaree last year. Accused of sexual abuse, they were not allow to see their girls for several days, and did not regain custody for a month while the state conducted an investigation, their lawyer told Arizona Republic reporter Dustin Gardiner.
No charges were brought against the couple by the state, and the case was dismissed. But during the course of the investigation, representatives of the Attorney General’s office interviewed the couple’s friends, family members and co-workers, the lawsuit claims, telling them that the Demarees had “sexually abused” their children by taking pornographic photos of them.
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