The judgment that could awake the attention of every Italian voyeur comes from Lombardy. The Palace of Justice in Milan absolved a security guard that was caught in 2013 while photographing women under the skirt, using a camera hidden in a paper tube.
The episode was reported by Luigi Ferrarella on “Corriere della sera”, which explained in details why the preliminary hearing judge Luigi Gargiulo absolved the man even though he collected 5 thousands photographs. In few words, for the case it was decisive the fact that the unfortunate persons didn’t realize to be shot and it would be impossible to identify them by the details.
For this reason the weird photographer interested in neorealist films, got away with it. the man explained that, in order to complete the project, he hid the camera to safeguard the filmed scenes realism. The absence of a real crime and not his words saved him. Anyway, he will be jailed for 2 years and 10 months to answer the charge of pedopornographic pictures and illegal munitions possession.