Transcript for Parent's Nightmare: Bath Time Images Lead to Abuse Charges
Now to that case involving the parents that say they were simply taking photos of their children at bathtub. different. Abc's tanya rivero with the new turn in the case tonight. It was a nightmare. It was unbelievable. Reporter: For four years it's been like a bad dream for lisa and anthony demaree. After the couple left digitally photos to be developed at the walmart developer. The worker believed they were pornographic and reported the parents to the peoria police. One of the photos is three of the girls laying down on a towel with the arms around each other. We thought it was so cute. Reporter: The kids were put in the care of child protective services for over a month. But a medical exam showed no signs of abuse and the judge ruled the images were not pornographic. Authorities need to prove some sort of sexual intent, and once a judge reviewed the situation, once a psychological evaluation took place, I think everyone agreed there was no sexual intent. Reporter: For one year, lisa was suspended from her teaching job. The couple sued walmart. But phoenix judge sided with walmart. But now the demarees are taking their case to a higher court, the family lawyer telling abc news, walmart was negligent given untrained clerks tremendous power over the lives of their customers. What you consider to be the most beautiful, innocent pictures of your children, can be perceived as something very perverted. Reporter: We reached out to walmart for comment, but so far, no response, but walmart's attorney argued that an employee who reports suspected child abuse without malice is immune. So many pictures have been taken at bathtub by many parents.
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