The case of the man, who filmed up women’s skirts on buses between Luxembourg Gare and Kirchberg, was closed in 2012 because it was deemed that it did not fall outside of the law.
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Luxembourg’s justice minister has pledged to further investigate the law after a man who repeatedly filming up women’s skirts on buses was let off the hook.
The case of the man, who for five years filmed up women’s skirts on bus lines 7, 18, and 20, between Luxembourg Gare and Kirchberg, was closed in 2012 because it was deemed that it did not fall outside of the law.
A spokesperson for the legal system told L’Essentiel that a strict interpretation of the penal law found there was no indecent assault, invasion of privacy or crime against public decency.
The 1982 privacy act can punish people who voluntarily infringe the privacy of others by observing them in a private place. Because the city buses are considered a public place, the prosecution found themselves without grounds for charging the man.
The incident came to light at the beginning of September.
In an interview with RTL, justice minister Félix Braz said that the prosecution, the law enforcement section of the ministry and the government wanted to examine whether the incident is excluded under the law. If so, he plans to change the law. “Such faults cannot go unpunished,” he said in interview, adding that voyeurism must be punishable in every case.