Man walks free after Georgia court rules taking upskirt photos is legal


Brandon Lee Gary 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) People are outraged after an appeals court freed a man who took upskirt photos of a woman.

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that secretly taking photos and videos of woman’s private parts is legal as long as it is done in public places.

Lawmakers and citizens are angry with the ruling, which came after Brandon Lee Gary, 24, took upskirt photos of a woman inside a Publix in Houston County.

He was arrested and found guilty of invasion of privacy, but he appealed his case and won.

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that people do not have an expectation of privacy in public places and therefore, what Gary did in a public place, was legal and he walked free.

However, Sen. Harold Jones also disagrees with the court's decision. He said: “the fact of the matter is that even if you are in a public place you certainly have an expectation of privacy underneath your clothes.”

Lawmakers said that they will try to change the law. However, nothing can be done before they meet in six months.

For now, one mother said that she will make her children wear shorts underneath their clothes to keep them safe from perverted people.