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Charges unlikely for admitted panty pic snapper

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08:02 CEST+02:00
A 46-year-old Swedish man who used a hidden camera to take pictures beneath the skirts of several young girls may escape prosecution because none of his victims can be positively identified.

The man was arrested was arrested last Friday after being caught photographing women using a camera hidden in a shoulder-bag.

While he has since admitted to taking panty pics of a number of young women, the 46-year-old may nevertheless escape punishment.

“The case is tricky because we can't identify any plaintiffs,” Bengt Svensson of the Kristianstad police told the Metro newspaper.

Prosecutor Johan Eriksson, however, refused to tell the paper one way or the other whether he will pursue the case.

When police arrested the 46-year-old they confiscated several cameras, as well as digital memory cards filled with pictures taken from underneath young women's skirts.

But the images aren't enough to positively identify any of the man's victims.

In one case, the man is alleged to have attempted to take pictures of girl who was six or seven-years-old.

“The man's behaviour is sick, but it's doubtful as to whether he actually harassed the girls. They weren't aware they were being photographed,” Svensson told Metro.

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