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Norwood man charged with taking 'upskirt' photos

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BOSTON (AP) - A Norwood man accused of taking pictures up a woman's skirt faced a judge Wednesday.

Transit police said Joshua Gonsalves, 23, 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 said Gonsalves told them he heard on the news it wasn't illegal to "take pictures up a girl's skirt."

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

Gonsalves is the first person in Suffolk County to be charged under the state's amended "upskirting" law.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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