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LAKEWOOD, Co. (KUSA) — A family in Colorado says their Christmas turned into a traumatic event after pornographic images surfaced on one child’s Christmas gift.

Mark Giles said all his 5-year-old son had been asking for this year was a Nintendo 3DS. So little Bryton was overjoyed when he saw what Santa had delivered.

However, the dad’s excitement turned to anger Wednesday morning when his three boys made a startling discovery.

“He handed the DS to Bryton and Bryton said, ‘Dad, I don’t think he should be looking at these pictures,'” said Giles.

It was hard for Giles’ three young sons to see pornographic images on their toy, but it was even harder for the dad who tried to make Christmas special.  In fact, broke down in tears talking about how he totally “lost it” and called everybody once he found out.

“I said ‘Dad, this DS has porn on it,'” said Bryton. “And he got up and walked right up to the phone.” 

There were nine images of sexual activity on the toy, which Santa had acquired from a GameStop, according to Giles..

Store managers told Giles that the images were from a previous owner — and were not removed before the refurbished unit was sold. Giles said GameStop gave him a new device along with several games.

The company said it is researching what happened, but that there are rigorous quality controls to wipe all devices before they are resold.

For Giles, he still worries about what impact the images will have on his son.

“But you can’t unsee this,” he said. “He’s 5 years old. Maybe when he’s 18 or 20, maybe he won’t know anything about it, but he’s not going to forget about it tomorrow.” 

Read more on this story from KUSA.

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