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Vulgar videos disguised as cartoons for kids

(IMG: WPMI)

Disturbing images are popping up in YouTube Kids, an app designed to make the online video site safer for children to navigate.

In one case, mother Chrissy Campilio says her daughter Maddie came across a disturbing video of the popular cartoon character Peppa Pig.

Chrissy recalls, "I heard her whimpering. And I was thinking, 'What's going on?' And the next thing you know, I said. 'Maddie, what's wrong?' She said, 'They're hurting Peppa Pig.'"

Chrissy couldn't believe what she saw next.

"So, I looked at the iPad and, lo and behold, they were sawing the head off the Peppa the Pig dolls with the same audio in the background," she said.

NBC 15 News is investigating how these graphic videos, some of which feature suicide and urination, are available in the kids section of YouTube and what the company is doing to prevent it.

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