TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a measure that makes “upskirting” a criminal offense.
Christie approved the law on Thursday that criminalizes the surreptitious recording or photographing of a person’s undergarments under the state’s invasion of privacy laws.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
The measure was previously passed by lawmakers.
It makes the act of publishing “upskirt” images a third-degree offense punishable with up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
Recording the images is a fourth-degree offense with up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Christie says he signed the measure to target perpetrators “of a perverse and growing form of pornography that victimizes vulnerable women and children in a matter of seconds.”MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
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