Mass exodus of Pests to Oklahoma (Upskirt Photos Declared Legal!)

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Court Drops Case of 'Peeping Tom' in Target; Says Victim Was Not in Private Place

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man accused of using a camera to take pictures under the skirt of an unsuspecting 16-year-old girl at a Tulsa store did not commit a crime, a state appeals court has ruled.

The state Court of Criminal Appeals voted 4-1 in favor of Riccardo Gino Ferrante, who was arrested in 2006 for situating a camera underneath the girl's skirt at a Target store and taking photographs.

Ferrante, now 34, was charged under a "Peeping Tom" statute that requires the victim to be "in a place where there is a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy." Testimony indicated he followed the girl, knelt down behind her and placed the camera under her skirt.
It's legal to upskirt 16-year old girls in Oklahoma.

Dude.
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grail

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No, even with that you can't make me move to Oklahoma.
 

ruckstande

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Wait, how is this not a at a minimum considered a peeping tom crime?
 

Sinn Fein

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Wait, how is this not a at a minimum considered a peeping tom crime?
The ruling was because she was in a public place.

Ferrante, now 34, was charged under a "Peeping Tom" statute that requires the victim to be "in a place where there is a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy." Testimony indicated he followed the girl, knelt down behind her and placed the camera under her skirt.
 

BIV

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I think the court got it right on this one. Unless the camera was in her skirt, but then it's sexual assault. It's creepy, but shouldn't be illegal.

For example, a girl is wearing a short skirt and sitting across a store from me. She isn't paying much attention and has her legs spread too far apart. If I snap a pic from across the store, I'm getting the same view this creep was. Am I a peeping Tom? You can't make one illegal without making the other illegal.
 

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I think the court got it right on this one. Unless the camera was in her skirt, but then it's sexual assault. It's creepy, but shouldn't be illegal.

For example, a girl is wearing a short skirt and sitting across a store from me. She isn't paying much attention and has her legs spread too far apart. If I snap a pic from across the store, I'm getting the same view this creep was. Am I a peeping Tom? You can't make one illegal without making the other illegal.
What you are describing is an inadvertent flashing. The article states he placed the camera under her skirt:
who was arrested in 2006 for situating a camera underneath the girl's skirt at a Target store and taking photographs.
That right there is fucking creepy. He wasn't a few feet away, he was RIGHT FUCKING THERE. She didn't accidentally flash him...he put the camera UP HER SKIRT.

Would you let the creep that did this to your mom, wife, or daughter live?
 

TheDrip

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First it was using the answer "because God said so" on a test, now it's "teen upskirt photos are ok"?

When are they legalizing ****?
 

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What you are describing is an inadvertent flashing. The article states he placed the camera under her skirt:


That right there is fucking creepy. He wasn't a few feet away, he was RIGHT FUCKING THERE. She didn't accidentally flash him...he put the camera UP HER SKIRT.

Would you let the creep that did this to your mom, wife, or daughter live?
I'd let him live, but he'd probably hurt for a few days.

Don't you have a reasonable expectation of privacy between your legs, no matter where you are? If he had stuck his head up her skirt, wouldn't this be a whole different story? It's a weeee li'l bit fucked up.
 

BIV

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Lets add a visual, shall we?

 

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What if the wind comes sweepin' down the plain and blows her skirt up? Can I take a picture then?
 

Digital_Trauma

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This really sounds like the "she was asking for it because she was wearing that outfit" defense.
 

Fruit Monkey

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No one beat me to it?
This thread is worthless without pics!
 

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If anyone did this to my sister, I guarantee you I'd be in prison for aggravated assault. Not just simple battery. No, aggravated assault. You know, the kind where you beat a guy into a coma.

I'd sit in jail for a while, but I'd feel better than if I saw a punk doing this and I let him get away with it.
 

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If anyone did this to my sister, I guarantee you I'd be in prison for aggravated assault. Not just simple battery. No, aggravated assault. You know, the kind where you beat a guy into a coma.

I'd sit in jail for a while, but I'd feel better than if I saw a punk doing this and I let him get away with it.
Agg battery, Fr.