Joseph B. Hennessey, 53, of Salem, NH, will spend the rest of the weekend in the Arlington Police lockup after his arrest this morning on charges he rigged up a system to watch women in the restroom at the Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave., police say.
Police charge Hennesey, who will be arraigned Monday in Cambridge District Court, arrived at the cafe sometime before 8 a.m., placed a camera in the women's room and began "streaming the video feed to a device he was using inside the common area of the restaurant."
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he got right behind a woman in a skirt on an escalator going up at the Downtown Crossing T stop, pointed his phone under her skirt and began videoing.
Police say they know this because another woman, behind Anwar Jaffar, 33, watched the whole thing around 9:10 a.m. yesterday and promptly reported the incident to them.
A Norwood man had bail set at $150 today on charges he used an iPad to try to snap photos up a woman's skirt from a Forest Hills T-stop bench yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joshua Gonsalves, 23, was also ordered to stay away from all T stops while his case is pending, the DA's office says.
The T plans to install 300 ads on trains and buses to alert riders that, after a brief interlude, upskirting is once again against the law.
In March, the legislature rushed to pass a law against aiming a camera up a woman's skirt after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled the law used to prosecute a man for doing that on the Green Line did not apply in public places such as trolleys.
According to police, they've investigated a dozen or so upskirting cases over the past three years.