Hoboken man allegedly takes a photo under a minor’s skirt

first_img× HOBOKEN – According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, a Hoboken man has been arrested for allegedly using his cell phone to take a picture underneath a girl’s dress.Jeffrey Goldstein, 31, was arrested July 31 and charged with one count of violating a voyeurism statute that prohibits photographing a minor’s private area without consent when that individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy.He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court on Wednesday, Aug. 1 and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.According to the press release, Goldstein was a passenger of a cruise ship on July 8 which left Bayonne for Bermuda. That evening, a 13-year-old girl was standing on the deck of the cruise ship facing outward toward the water.Goldstein allegedly approached the victim and, without her permission, placed his iPhone underneath the skirt of her dress, pointed the camera upward and took a picture. The victim felt something touch her leg. Goldstein moved to the side of the victim and soon walked away.A nearby adult saw Goldstein allegedly take a photo up the victim’s dress. Cruise ship personnel reviewed surveillance footage of the incident, which confirmed the witness’s account and identified Goldstein as the man in the footage.After obtaining a search warrant, the FBI later downloaded the contents of Goldstein’s iPhone and found the photo of the girl, along with several other “up-skirt” images.Goldstein faces a maximum potential penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.The federal government has special maritime jurisdiction.last_img

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