Judge Described Limitations Of Voyeurism Law In Dismissing Charges

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


A Wilton man accused of videotaping encounters with women had his charges dismissed, fueling a debate about the existing law and what it means to be in "plain view."

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    An opinion from the Electronic Frontier Foundation may be helpful to all engaged and involved.

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    The problem with the legislation proposed by Rep. Rebimbas is that is has gone too far in the other direction. Equating voyeurism with sexual predators is misguided and wrong. It open the door to a scenario where false claims with life altering implications will be made threaten people who are otherwise committing no crime. This is especially concerning given that recording devices are everywhere these days and in the palms on everyone‘s hands. Will someone who sets up a nanny cam or who records a person in public place now need to be nervous that they will be threatened being labelled a sexual predator and have their names placed on a registry - for life? This seems to be legislation designed not to extend and offer real new protections - but solely to ensure that the legal industry has a new crop of clients who need to defend against false claims and allegations.

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