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Bill would make 'upskirting' illegal in Georgia

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By KATHLEEN FOODY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers plan to close a gap in state law that led a divided Court of Appeals to find a man didn't do anything illegal by filming videos up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store.

Republican Rep. Shaw Blackmon of Bonaire pre-filed a bill this week to prevent taking photos or video under someone's clothing without consent. Lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

Several lawmakers pledged to push for the change after the Court of Appeals' July opinion tossing Brandon Lee Gary's conviction for invasion of privacy.

Security footage showed Gary aiming his phone under the woman's skirt at least four times as she shopped.

The court's majority opinion called Gary's behavior "reprehensible" but said it didn't explicitly violate the state's invasion of privacy law.

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