Are Bathtime Pictures Child Porn?

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The parents in the Walmart child porn case speak out.

Lisa and A.J. Demaree's children during bath time caused the family to be investigated

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On Friday, we told you about A.J. and Lisa Demaree, the couple who took their kids’ bathtime photos to Walmart to be developed and then were investigated for child porn. This morning, they spoke to “Good Morning America” about their ordeal.

“I don’t understand it at all,” A.J. Demaree told “Good Morning America.” “Ninety-nine percent of the families in America have these exact same photos.”

As we reported previously, the Demarees’ kids were taken from them for more than a month. Their names were placed on a sex offender registry, and Lisa Demaree was suspended from her school job for an entire year. The couple has spent $75,000 on legal bills.

“It was unbelievable. I was in so much disbelief. I started to hyperventilate. I tried to breathe it out,” Lisa Demaree told “GMA” this weekend, struggling through tears. “Some of the photos are bath time photos, but there are a few after the bath. Three of the girls are naked, laying on a towel, with their arms around each other, and we thought it was so cute.”

After the ordeal, this mom looks at everything differently. “It took us a long time to take a picture [again],” she said. “I even worry about them in their bathing suits now, if I get a shot of them in their bathing suits and they’re tilting their heads a certain way or their hips are sticking out a little bit, all I think of is, ‘Does someone think that it was posed? Or how is that going to be perceived?’”

Lisa is beyond distraught. “Honestly we’ve missed a year of our children’s lives as far as our memories go,” she continued. “As crazy as it may seem, what you may think are the most beautiful innocent pictures of your children may be seen as something completely different and completely perverted.”

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