By Cathy Elelman • 21 August 2019 • 20:15
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A MAN is under arrest in Madrid on suspicion of recording videos of more than 550 women’s intimate parts without their consent by so-called ‘up skirting’ and publishing the images on porn websites.
Police said they caught the 53-year old Columbian red-handed on Madrid’s metro while he was capturing images of a women’s body under her dress using a strategically placed backpack connected to a mobile phone.
According to police the detainee acted compulsively, filming up to 29 victims in just five days. They also said he continuously moved around Madrid to get images of as many different women as he could in different settings, including on the underground, on trains and in supermarkets.
Police believe he uploaded 283 videos in all on porn portals, adding up to millions of views, and said they had identified 555 victims, some of them underage.
When police searched the suspect’s home they seized a laptop on which there were dozens of gigas of videos which will now be analysed.
The arrest was the result of an investigation launched after police located a portal dedicated to publishing explicit sexual content and pornography with more than 20 million followers. Investigators noted that one profile on the page was publishing a multitude of videos showing women’s private parts, and sometimes their faces as well, and recorded in Madrid, possibly with a hidden camera and without the women’s knowledge.
A police statement maintained up skirting is becoming a problem throughout Europe.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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