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The man pictured above has given some people another reason to complain how video games are evil. Timothy Hammerstone is a 22 year old Florida resident who is facing 16 counts of possession of child porn. How did he get the child porn you ask? Why, he offered a 10 year old for $20 worth of Microsoft points for some naked pictures. When the police arrested Hammerstone, they found a flash drive containing 40 pictures (I guess he told the boy each picture gives him 40 MS points) of the boy naked.

It seems that the 360/PS3 has been used as a device for predators to find their young bait with the help of the chat and web camera feature. Both systems does have parental control options and stuff like this could have been prevented if parents supervise their young children, especially a 10 year olds, online activity.

Source: Kotaku

Category: Videogames, WTF?

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