Creep who put camera on foot to upskirt women caught filming his face | Metro News
A "perverted" US businessman has been jailed for taking an upskirt video of a reveller at Dublin's Pride parade. Russell Sykes 61 had come to Ireland on a business trip when he crouched down and used his phone to film up the woman's skirt during the festival at spider jonez weekend, leaving her crying and humiliated.
Judge Conal Gibbons said Sykes's explanation that he got "caught up in the atmosphere" was a "lame excuse" and jailed him for two months.
Sykes, a married father-of-two and software engineer from Fox Creek Drive, North Augusta, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to engaging in offensive conduct of a films nature. Garda Laura Burke told Dublin District Court the victim had been attending the parade on O'Connell Street on Saturday when Sykes was seen using his phone camera under the victim's skirt.
The victim, who is Irish, confronted him, but Sykes ran off. The accused returned to the area later and she recognised him.
When Garda Burke asked to see his phone, she saw skirt image that had been www xnxx cc up a skirt. Defence solicitor Michael Hanahoe said "on this particular occasion I couldn't help seeing some of the participants making their way back and there was a certain looseness of behaviour".
Creep who put camera on foot to upskirt women caught after filming his own face
It was a celebration of sexual liberation and there was "an atmosphere of looseness" with "sexual overtones", he said. A probation officer who interviewed Sykes said he had arrived in Dublin on Saturday and had two glasses of wine at the airport, then another at his city centre hotel. In skirt statement, the woman spoke of her humiliation and worry that a recording of her private person films be put "all over the internet".
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