Upskirting

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    Video caption: Upskirting victim urges other girls to speak out

    Morgan is raising awareness in schools a year after a new law was passed making upskirting a crime.

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  3. Boy, eight, reported over 'upskirting'

    BBC Newcastle

    A schoolboy in the North East was investigated in connection with an alleged incident of what is now the new crime upskirting, it has emerged.

    The action - involving filming or taking photographs under someone's clothes - officially became a specific criminal offence today.

    Nationally, around 100 instances were reported to police in 2018.

    One of them, reported to Northumbria Police, was a schoolboy who apparently put his phone on the ground to try and film up a girl's skirt.

    Until now offenders could only be prosecuted for voyeurism, which only applies to filming in "private", or outraging public decency, which usually requires a witness.

    But following a campaign by Gina Martin, who was targeted at an outdoor concert, the government has created a specific offence of upskirting where the purpose is to obtain sexual gratification, or to cause humiliation, distress or alarm.