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Anadarko family sues Wal-Mart for developing child porn

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Anadarko_The man accused of a horrible case of child abuse, child pornography, and incest, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the crimes, and the victims' family wants one of the world's largest corporations to pay for not reporting his disgusting actions.

The victims' family says the Wal-Mart store in Anadarko developed hundreds, possibly thousands, of child pornography photos of the victims before ever calling police.  The two victims from Anadarko are sisters - 13 and 17 years old - and earlier this year their great uncle pled guilty to abusing and taking pornographic photos of them.

Police learned about Robert Strange's horrible crimes after receiving a phone call in February from the Wal-Mart photo lab in Anadarko.  The lab reported pornographic photos of the two victims, and it was later reported that they were not the first photos of that nature Strange had taken.  "We found out that Wal-Mart, for a period of several years, had been developing the child pornography," says the victims' attorney, David Butler.  Butler says Wal-Mart broke Oklahoma laws regarding child pornography.  "If they see anything they even question to be child abuse or pornography, they're required to report that immediately to law enforcement," he says.  "Obviously, that didn't happen in this case because it had been going on for two or three years."

Butler says that Robert Strange may be one of his best witnesses, since he admits he took the photos and had Wal-Mart print them.  "If it had been reported the first time it was brought in there, he could have been arrested the first time, and these girls would not have had to undergone the abuse they suffered for several more years," says Butler.

Butler admits that taking on one of the world's largest corporate giants will be an uphill battle, but he says the two victims deserve it.  "They have unlimited resources, and you know you're in for a fight, but we believe it's a valid fight, and we're willing to go the distance for our clients."  The lawsuit is filed in Caddo County, and although Butler would not say just how much money the family is seeking, he says it's more than $10,000.

7News contacted Wal-Mart's legal department, and a spokeswoman there said that they have not received a copy of the lawsuit yet.  However, they are beginning to research the matter after learning of the story.

Count on 7News to keep you updated.

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