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Shooting 'upskirt' photos could soon be illegal in Massachusetts

Shooting 'upskirt' photos could soon be illegal in Massachusetts

Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday approved legislation making it a crime to take secret photos of private body parts, a quick response to a state supreme court ruling that dismissed charges against a man who took “upskirt” photos of female trolley passengers. 

Under the new law, anyone who attempts to take such photos without consent would face a maximum penalty of more than two years in jail and a $5,000 fine, the Associated Press reported. If the victim is under 18 the punishment increases to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

The state’s high court ruled Wednesday that state law does not protect women’s privacy from a man with a cellphone who snapped upskirt...

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