Ind. court throws out shoe-cam video arrest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A court has thrown out the conviction of a Fort Wayne who used a camera hidden in his shoe to take video images under teenage girls' skirts at an Indianapolis shopping mall.

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday that David Delagrange's behavior didn't violate state law regarding attempted child exploitation at the time of his arrest because the statute referred only to "sexual conduct by a child" and no such conduct was alleged.

Delagrange was arrested in February 2010 at Castleton Square Mall and found to have video images of a 15-year-old girl and three 17-year-olds. He was sentenced last March to six months in prison.

The Legislature later changed the state's voyeurism law to cover such public photography.

The attorney general's office is reviewing the ruling.

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