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6-12-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charged with invading
privacy via photographs

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

A Colorado man has been charged with invasion of privacy after Platte City police were alerted to a man allegedly taking pictures up a woman's skirt at an event on Sunday.

Christopher G. Fish, 40, of Silt, Colo., is charged with invasion of privacy and was still in the Platte County Detention Center as of Wednesday morning with a cash-only bond of $10,000 set.

According to a probable cause statement from the Platte City police, an officer was working at the event at a Platte City business on Sunday when a woman approached him around 3:20 p.m. alleging Fish had used his cell phone to take pictures or video up her skirt.

The officer then approached Fish and asked if he could look at the photos on his phone. Fish gave consent and the officer began looking through the photos and found a photo of a girl later determined to be eight-years-old.

According to the statement, the photo shows the girl's underwear as she sat on a grassy hill at the event. When the officer asked Fish about the photo he allegedly said, “I know it is inappropriate.”

As Fish was being arrested, he allegedly said, “Can we just delete the photo? I know it is wrong.” Fish also told the officer he did not want him to look at the phone anymore.

The statement says the parents of the girl were located and said they did not know Fish and did not give permission to photograph their daughter.

During an interview on June 8, Fish stated there were approximately 2,500 images on his phone and 30 had been taken at the event on Sunday. Fish told the officer he gets “sexually excited” by taking the photos of body parts of women who do not know they are being photographed.

He denied knowing the age of the girl and said the photo was taken from a distance.

According to court records, Fish was charged with invasion of privacy in the second degree.

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