A Norwood man may be the first person to face charges for taking photos up a woman’s skirt on the MBTA since the state updated “upskirting” laws in March.
MBTA transit police arrested Joshua Gonsalves, 23, on Tuesday after a woman at Forest Hills Station reported that he had used an iPad to take pictures up her skirt.
According to The Boston Globe:
After police escorted Gonsalves off the bus, he allegedly told them he had heard on the news it was not illegal to “take pictures up a girl’s skirt,” Transit Police said.
In March the Supreme Judicial court dismissed “Peeping Tom” charges against a man accused of taking pictures up women’s skirts on the MBTA. A new “upskirting” law was passed a day after the ruling, making the practice a misdemeanor.
Gonsalves will be arraigned today in West Roxbury Municipal Court.
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