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Do You Believe A High School Boy Should Get Jail Time For Taking Pictures, With His I-Phone, Of A Girl In The Next Tanning Booth At A Tanning Salon?

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carrie Profile
carrie answered
There are a lot of variables involved here. Was the woman in an area where her privacy was implied? Or was she in an area that was viewable to the public? When you are in public, there is little that can be done regarding photographs. But if she was in an environment of implied privacy then there is a possible case. But that case could just as likely be made against the Tanning Salon for not protecting her privacy more thoroughly.
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carrie
carrie commented
Ohh, I didn't know that's how the rooms were set up at a tanning salon--I've never been to one. I suppose I hadn't thought about the heat levels! You'd think there would be some way to make them more inaccessible though.
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Anonymous commented
The walls are only about 12 inches from the ceiling. Who would think that you would have to protect yourself like that in a public salon from disturbed minds like this moronic kid, you know. The dirt bag literally had to stand up on a chair and hang over the edge of the wall to get a picture of this girl.
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Anonymous commented
Kkkkatie~ It might have been a "stupid prank", but like I said...where does it end...or lead to for that matter? Would you like if you or your daughter was victim to voyeurism? I, for one, would be incredibly upset if some creep was watching and taking photos of me undressing. How do you know it will not end up in stalking? I don't think his "entire life" should be destroyed", but he most certainly must be made accountable.
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martha answered
Maybe not jail time, but an apology and some sort of restituion to the girl, if this is his 1st offense. After the 1st- jail would be appropriate
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Anonymous commented
I think the police in their investigation would have taken into account if this was his first offense and also what his habits were on-line. They did confiscate his computer. He certainly needs to learn that it is not OK to invade someone's privacy in such a manner.
Jim Witness Protection Profile
Jail time would serve no purpose. BUT you cannot let this go with a slap on the wrist. He is not a boy. He is an 18 year old MAN. And behavior such as this must at least be examined. Voyuerism has led to many other accelerated sexual deviant behaviors. Taking secret pictures of an adult nude female may satisfy his sexual fantasies at the moment, but they usually grow into more aggresive manifests of his sexual immaturity. I would at least submit him to mandatory psychiatric evaluation ( paid for by HIS parents, not the taxpayer ), to make sure there is nothing there that will explode and harm someone else later.
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Brian Reed answered
I believe if it were his first offense then no he should not get jail time . There is no room in the jails now let alone for perpetrators of crimes that no one was physically harmed in.
nettie Profile
nettie answered
I feel there should be some discipline, but jail is a bit harsh as they don't do rehabilitation so what will he learn from being locked up, utilize some form of classes to teach right from wrong perhaps he did not get that at home, take the phone away not allow him to ever have a phone that has a camera don't know how that will work off the top of my head anything except jail for first offense, make him take classes about privacy etc.....he definitely needs training of sorts.....my feelings...
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
You can believe me that if that had happened here, he would be in jail and charges would be filed!! That is a clear invasion of her privacy, and his actions are unforgivable!! He should be in jail and charged to the max, along with a hefty fine and a very high bail amount. That is no less than a peeping tom would get I am sure, and there just is no excuse for that kind of behavior. I am sickened.
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No not at all. A firm reprimand for ungentlemanly behaviour . When boys stop being curious or mischievious then something is not right. Hormones versus behaviour is always going to present issues. However, if the guilty party takes it beyond curiosity and uses the images to bribe or terrorise the girl, then i think a much more serious approach is needed. :)
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Anonymous commented
I like your answer. I think we need to cut kids some slack. Teens make mistakes but it should not destroy their chances for a productive and meanigful life.
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Anonymous commented
Padraig: I disagree....please see my comments Celticgirl/Kkkkatie
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If the boy makes the next step of actually posting the pictures, then some damages can be assessed..
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Anonymous commented
The family feels that posting the pictures would have been the next step since everything in a kid's world eventually ends up on YouTube or some such. I think kids do crazy things without understanding the possible consequences
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Anonymous answered
The law is the law. The boy should have at least be put on probation & a severe warning from the courts.
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Mike McCarthy answered
The law is the law. The boy should have at least be put on probation & a severe warning from the courts.

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