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Bay State following in NH's footsteps with 'upskirting' law
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court acknowledged that the state's existing so-called Peeping Tom laws were not strong enough to convict an Andover, Mass., man accused of secretly taking cellphone photographs up women's skirts on the MBTA.
"We're outraged by what has occurred and from today forward we want to make sure that these types of actions are dealt with in our court system and dealt with swiftly," House Speaker Robert DeLeo said.
Violators, if convicted, could face up to a year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.
The ruling found the women did not meet the threshold of being partially nude, nor did they have a reasonable expectation of privacy on a public train to not be photographed while fully clothed.
MCT Information Services contributed to this report.
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