This gets my back up
A man who filmed up a woman’s dress in a Wellington department store has been discharged without conviction because a judge considered the offending was “towards the lower end” of the scale.
Alessandro Doria, 46, made eight other recordings on his phone on May 30 of the legs and lower torsos of women on the streets, Wellington District Court was told yesterday.
But Judge Bruce Davidson deemed that only the recording of a woman in Farmers on Lambton Quay could amount to an intimate visual recording.
And all that could be seen in that recording was a very brief view of black stockings or leggings and a dress, the judge said.
Although the offence of making an intimate visual recording of another person without permission was generally viewed quite seriously, he considered what happened in Farmers was towards the lower end of the scale.
What is it with invasion of privacy that is just so acceptable these days? Â Decisions like these provide fuel to the people who like us to suffer the idea we have rape culture in New Zealand. Â Â Read more »