Massachusetts lawmakers have approved legislation to crack down on those who secretly take photographs of “the sexual or other intimate parts” of women or children in public.
Thursday’s vote came a day after the state’s highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female passengers riding the Boston subway didn’t violate state law.
The new law passed both houses of the Massachusetts legislature in startling quick fashion Thursday, and now goes to the desk of Gov. Deval Patrick, who is expected to sign it Friday.
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