Children's Books Tells Kids To Call Sex Line Phone Number
Hillsborough County librarians in Florida spent much of Tuesday tracking down a series of children's books. Why? The books gave readers a phone number that lead to an adult sex line.
Patricia MacMartin discovered the faulty phone number when her 9-year-old daughter asked to dial the 800 number in the back of her 'Magic Attic Club' book to join the club.
Obviously shocked, she notified library officials and when they didn't immediately remove the books, she checked out every book in the series from her local branch.
The Magic Attic series, which is coordinated with play dolls, includes more than 30 titles targeting girls between the ages of 9 and 12. The company folded in 2004, and the books are out of print.
And since then, the phone company resold the number.
Of course, you know where it ended up.
"You can still buy these books on Amazon," MacMartin says. She belives the company should still take some responsibility for the phone number. "It would be different if you called the number and it was a bank or something."
"There are several authors associated with the Magic Attic Club," a library spokesperson says. "We're working tirelessly to find them all. There's nothing inappropriate with the books. We're just going to tear out the page that has the phone number for the book club."
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