Artesia, CA Motel Sued for Failure to Prevent a Child from Accessing Adult Television Channels
NORWALK, CA, August 23, 2006. A lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court in Norwalk today against Value Lodge. Edwina McCombs, a Tennessee resident visiting Southern California while on vacation with her two young daughters, brought the action against Value Lodge, located on Artesia Boulevard in Artesia, CA, for involuntarily subjecting her two young children to hard-core pornographic movies. Jarvis & Krieger, PC, Ms. McCombs' attorneys, filed the action today.
According to the complaint, on August 3, 2006, Ms. McCombs checked into the Value Lodge, where she informed the front desk that she was there with her two young daughters. When she was in the room, Ms. McCombs went to take a bath and the children turned on the television to watch a children's show. Instead, the children were subjected to hard-core pornography with close-up images of people engaged in various sexual acts. It is unknown how long the children were subjected to these images.
Ms. McCombs' attorney, Scott J. Jarvis, Esq. of Jarvis & Krieger, PC, has stated that he has since sent an investigator to Value Lodge, who confirmed that the hotel does not block its pornography channels, does not post any warning signs to parents, does not provide a list of channels to its guests, and does not provide any restrictions at all against children accessing the free pornography.
"Value Lodge was negligent in failing to use preventative measures to restrict a child from accessing adult television channels. At the very least, there should be signs alerting parents to the content of the television stations in the room," stated Mr. Jarvis.
The law suit states six causes of action and seeks an unspecified amount of damages.