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Merrimack Valley

March 6, 2014

Mass. SJC absolves accused peeper

Andover man cleared of subway 'upskirting'


Another Andover resident, Michelle Holbrook, 25, said the verdict changes how she will use public transportation.

“I’ll still take public transportation,” she said. “But, if I’m wearing a skirt, I’ll definitely make a point to sit down.”

She said this sends a bad message to women.

“If they were doing it to a child it would be a different story. We all know that. The message it seems to send is ‘oh well, get over it. It’s bound to happen whether you want it to or not,’” she said.

“I find it pretty ridiculous that they determined it to be legal for people to take pictures up women’s skirts,” she added. “What if the women were actually not wearing underwear and a photo was snapped?”

Material from the State House News Service and the Associated Press was used in this report.

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