403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

February 6, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Oregon judge: Photos taken up teen’s skirt at store not illegal

The Associated Press

HILLSBORO, Ore. — An Oregon judge has ruled that a 61-year-old man did nothing illegal when he crouched in the aisle of a Target store and snapped photos up a 13-year-old’s skirt.

Lewd and appalling, yes, but not illegal, said Washington County Judge Eric Butterfield.

On Thursday, Butterfield acquitted Patrick Buono of invasion of privacy and attempting to encourage child pornography.

The Oregonian reports Buono didn’t dispute using his cellphone to take upskirt photos on Jan. 3.

But defense attorney Mark Lawrence argued the law doesn’t give people an expectation of privacy in a public place like a retail store.

He also said the law specifies nude victims — she was wearing underwear.

And, he said, child pornography charges apply when a victim is engaged in sexual conduct, which wasn’t the case.

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Oregon, upskirt photos

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx