14/08/2014 12:50 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Six-Year-Old Found Sex Video On Mum's 'As New' Mobile Phone

Six-year-old found sex video on mum's 'as new' mobile phone

Vodafone has apologised to a mother whose six year-old daughter found a homemade sex video on her 'as new' phone.

Laura Leconte Pais, 31, was given a fresh handset by the mobile giant when her Sony Xperia T broke, and staff told the mother-of-two that the secondhand handset had only been used briefly before it came to her.

It was this reassurance that made Laura happy for her daughter Stefanie to look through family photos on it.

But Laura was horrified when she heard moaning noises coming from its speakers.

She grabbed the handset and found a graphic video of a woman performing a sex act on a man before having full sex.

The phone also contained pictures of naked women from porn websites.

Laura, from Ashford in Kent, told her local paper: "I always take pictures of the family, so my daughter asked to look through them.

"I could hear she was on a video but it didn't sound familiar, so straight away I grabbed the phone off her.

"When I played it back on my own and saw what it was, it was very upsetting.

"The phone should have been put back to factory settings before it was given to me."

Laura added: "You try to protect your children from all these things, and keep them innocent for as long as you can.

"I was upset that I was exposed to it, and very upset that potentially my children could have watched a porn video.'"

Vodafone has apologised to Laura, given her a new phone, and offered her a gesture of 'goodwill'.

A spokesman said: "We are sorry to hear about this, and want to help our customer as much as we can.

"To do that, and to help her prove her case, we need her to give us the memory card itself."