Bristol Man Arrested for Video Voyeurism in RI and MA

As reported by Mark Reynolds in the July 2, 2014, edition of the Providence Journal, a Bristol man has been arrested by the Barrington Police Department and charged with video voyeurism. The man is accused of secretly recording a teenager girl at a church. This is the second time the man has been charged with video voyeurism. He was charged earlier this week with the same crime in Massachusetts. He is accused of placing a camera in a women's locker room at a gym.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Law 11-64-2, video voyeurism is defined as

(1) A person is guilty of video voyeurism when, for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or stimulation, such person:

(a) Uses, installs or permits the use or installation of an imaging device to capture, record, store or transmit visual images of the intimate areas of another person without that other person's knowledge and consent, and under circumstances in which that other person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

(b) Intentionally, and with knowledge that the image was obtained in violation of subsection (a), disseminates, publishes, or sells such image of the captured representation of another person or persons depicted in the representation or reproduction, and who did not consent to the dissemination, publication or sale.

(2) A person is also guilty of video voyeurism when that person, for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or stimulation, looks into an occupied dwelling or other building by use of an imaging device that provides images of the interior of a dwelling.

The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not more than three (3) years in jail and/or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5000).

If you or a family member has been charged with video voyeurism, possession of child pornography or other sex crimes, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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