CPS secures first upskirting convictions – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 26th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, guilty pleas, news, photography, prosecutions, voyeurism by tracey

‘Four men have been convicted so far under the new “upskirting” legislation, the Crown Prosecution Service can reveal.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th September 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Upskirting: Government lawyer becomes first person ever convicted under new law after underground train incident – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2019 in news, photography, prosecutions, voyeurism by tracey

‘A British government lawyer has become the first person to be convicted of upskirting since it was made a crime under new legislation in April.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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Revenge porn victims being failed by outdated laws and policing – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2019 in news, pornography, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘Victims of image-based sexual abuse – such as upskirting, revenge porn and fake porn – are having their lives shattered amid outdated and ineffective laws and police inaction, a report reveals.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2019

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Legal challenge launched against decision not to prosecute man who filmed woman naked – The Independent

‘Campaigners have launched a judicial review to challenge the decision not to prosecute a man who secretly filmed a sleeping naked woman.’

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The Independent, 18th June 2019

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Upskirting now a crime after woman’s campaign – BBC News

‘Upskirting is now a criminal offence in England and Wales after a campaign by a woman targeted at a music festival.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2019

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2019 c. 1 – Finance Act 2019

2019 c. 2 – Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019

2019 c. 3 – Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 20192019

c. 4 – Tenant Fees Act 2019

2019 c. 5 – Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Whitburn GP Thair Altaii jailed for secretly filming women – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in doctors, news, sentencing, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘A GP who had 19,000 images and videos of female patients on his home computer has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

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Upskirting: government confirms plan to introduce ban – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2018 in crime, legislation, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government has confirmed it will introduce legislation to ban upskirting after a Conservative backbencher was berated by party colleagues for blocking a bill to make the practice a specific criminal offence.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2018

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New law could be made against upskirting in the UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 25th, 2018 in news, photography, public order, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke has signalled the Government could support creating a specific offence to deal with upskirting.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2018

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‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Former exec given suspended sentence for filming up women’s skirts – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2018 in mental health, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, voyeurism by sally

‘A former executive at an international entertainment company has been spared jail after he admitted filming up women’s skirts using a hidden camera.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2018

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Toothpaste advert banned after it features naked model with onions – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, voyeurism, women by sally

‘A toothpaste advert that featured a naked model next to a pile of onions has been banned for “objectifying” women.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Ex-Lancashire Police officer Jayson Lobo jailed for voyeurism – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘An ex-police officer who secretly filmed sexual encounters with seven women on his mobile phone has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2017

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‘Upskirting’ could be made a criminal offence, ministers reveal after 63,000 people sign petition – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2017 in news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘Ministers have said that “upskirting” could be made a criminal offence after more than 60,000 people signed a petition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2017

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Woman fights to change the law after being told man who put camera up her skirt did nothing wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2017 in crime, news, outraging public decency, photography, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘When a man took a picture up Gina Martin’s skirt when she was enjoying herself at a festival, she was sure he could be punished. However, after being told he did nothing illegal, she has taken things into her own hands and started a campaign which has reverberated across the country – to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence under the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2017

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Helicopter sex film officer Adrian Pogmore jailed – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in aircraft, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A “sex-obsessed” police officer who used his force helicopter to film people having sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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Voyeuristic clergyman spared jail as judge says he was ‘well-regarded’ by those he helped – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2017 in news, sentencing, suspended sentences, voyeurism by sally

‘A “well-regarded” clergyman who filmed men using a public toilet in a shopping centre has been sentenced to a suspended four-month jail term.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2017

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Rugby coach jailed for filming hundreds of boys – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A self-employed rugby union coach has been jailed after molesting young boys and filming hundreds of videos using spy cameras hidden in changing rooms.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th June 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk