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Norwood man charged with taking ‘up skirt’ photos

BOSTON — Transit police have made what they think is the first arrest under the state’s amended “upskirting” law.

Police say 23-year-old Joshua Gonsalves of Norwood was arrested Tuesday after a woman told officers she was at the Forest Hills MBTA station when she saw a hand between her legs holding an iPad with the camera on and pointed up her skirt.

The man boarded a bus and left, but based on the woman’s description, he was found.

Police say Gonsalves told them he heard on the news it wasn’t illegal to “take pictures up a girl’s skirt.”

He’s scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

The state amended Peeping Tom laws in March after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled taking upskirt photos was technically not illegal.

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