Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) is being targeted by a man from Los Angeles who claims he purchased a phone from the company which contained pornographic photos and videos. That’s according to a report from CBS Los Angeles.

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Suit against Sprint claims phone was used instead of new

The suit was filed by Arsen Garibyan of California last week. He said he bought what was supposed to be a new phone for his young son in October 2011. He alleges that the phone contained pornographic photos of members of the sales team at the Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) store he purchased it from.

He claims Sprint breached their contract and the implied warranty of merchantability, is guilty of fraud and caused emotional distress. After purchasing two phones from the store in 2011, he said he went home and opened the packages, both of which were new and contained instruction manuals. He claims his son was the one who discovered the pornographic images on the phone. He said when his son saw the images, he asked his father what they were, and Garibyan realized that they were pornographic photos and images.

Sprint issues a statement

According to a statement issued by Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) after the suit was filed, the company does not own the store where the man purchased the phones. The company said the store was a retail store which sells Sprint products and that it doesn’t condone the behavior of the employees. It said the employees who were allegedly implicated in the lawsuit were not employed by Sprint and that they terminated their relationship with the dealer not long after the incident happened.

According to CBS Los Angeles, there was a similar case which happened in Georgia. A woman sued Sprint last October after allegedly finding pornographic images on a phone they bought from a RadioShack in Dekalb County in June 1011.