A local mother purchased a pre-owned DS for her son. The family says they found a disturbing image of child pornography left on the system. She took the game system to investigators with the New York State Police who specialize in cybercrimes like child porn to analyze the image which could turn out to be a very serious crime.

A local mother who discovered an inappropriate image on a gaming system she purchased for her son learned on Tuesday,  from police just how serious this is.

Shannon Bryant says recently she purchased a Nintendo DSi for her son's eighth birthday and discovered an image on it she believes is child pornography. Tuesday, she contacted New York State Police and arranged to turn the device over to them.

State police have not yet determined if the image of a nude girl found on the DS is pornographic. However, possession of child porn is a state and federal crime.

"Scared, terrified to even have it in my presence, let alone around my children," says Bryant. "But it is a criminal act and I can't be caught with it."

Shannon Bryant is describing her feelings after speaking with New York State Police. She learned what was on the game system may potentially be a very serious crime.

Bryant bought the DSi for her son's eighth birthday, never realizing it could contain an image that could have gotten him or anyone in their family in big trouble.

"I would have ever thought in a million years that we would end up buying a DS with child pornography on it," says Bryant.

Bryant took the game system to investigators with the New York State Police who specialize in cybercrimes like child porn. Police are handling more and more cases like these. Just last December, a mother in California found disturbing images on a PS3 that she purchased for her son. Two years prior, a father found pornographic images on a DS he had purchased for a five-year-old. So what should you do if this happens to you?

State police advise you to immediately contact your local police. Make sure to keep the device in a safe place and do not allow anyone else to view the images.

"Never trust any store for anything," says Bryant. "The same way you check your children's food, it should be like that for electronics as well. Now I know."

Again, state police advise if you discover anything like this on a device, you should immediately turn it over to police.