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Dorchester Man Arrested For Allegedly Taking Upskirt Photos

MBTA Transit Police

A man was arrested on Thursday for taking upskirt photos at a Boston T stop.

According to MBTA transit police, a woman noticed Anwar Jaffar, 33, allegedly using his phone to record images up another woman’s skirt as she stood in front of him on an escalator at Downtown Crossing. She then reported him to the police and he was taken into custody.

Jaffar, a Dorchester resident, is scheduled to be arraigned today.

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Upskirt photos were made illegal in March after a court found that the criminal voyeurism law did not cover photos taken in a public place. In June, 23-year-old Joshua Gonsalves was the first person to be arrested under the new law. He allegedly used an iPad to take the illicit photos.

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