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Man claims he thought taking ‘upskirt’ photos of women was legal, facing charges

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A man accused of taking pictures up women’s skirts at a bus station thought the practice was legal.

Authorities say 23-year-old Joshua Gonsalves is facing charges after he allegedly took photographs up a woman’s skirt.

The alleged victim told police she felt something brush against her knees.

When she looked down, she said she saw a man’s hand between her legs, pointing a camera up her skirt.

Police say Gonsalves admitted to taking the photos, claiming he didn’t think it was against the law.

A similar case in 2010 went to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, which ruled “upskirt” pictures did not violate state law.

However, lawmakers took it upon themselves to change that and a bill banning the practice was signed into law on March 7.