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Q: I had quite a shock when I entered my tenant's apartment, at his request, to fix the leaking kitchen sink. Usually I encounter damage or a mess, but this was way worse: On the kitchen table were photos of naked children in suggestive poses and situations. It looks like pornography to me, but I'm the first to say, I'm no lawyer. Should I report this? What if I report it and I'm wrong -- can I be sued? --Andrew F. A: You're asking a couple of tough questions -- whether you have a legal duty to contact the police, and whether you can be successfully sued by your tenant for doing so. Let's look at each issue, assuming for the moment that the photos were pornographic images of children (more about why that's an important assumption in a minute). A private person generally has no ...