Ex-Probation Officer Sentenced For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Model

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former Los Angeles County probation officer and interpreter was sentenced Thursday to probation and community labor for using his iPad to take photos up a woman’s skirt.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reports Julio Mario Medal was arrested in May in a case that the victim’s attorney described as an increasingly common threat against women.

Ex-Probation Officer Sentenced For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Model

Medal was sentenced to 5 years probation and 120 days community labor for the March 15 incident at a Sherman Oaks pet store in which he knelt down and pretended to pet the dog of model Brittanie Weaver while using his iPad to capture upskirt images of the victim.

Weaver managed to track down Medal using surveillance video posted online and turned him in to authorities.

Medal was charged with three criminal misdemeanors: secretly videotaping for sexual gratification; unlawful loitering and attempted videotaping for sexual gratification, prosecutors said. He plead guilty

Weaver said despite the favorable ruling, the incident has taken a toll on her personal life.

“This is has been a time-consuming and stressful battle to protect my dignity,” she said.

Attorney Gloria Allred said the crime – which is currently a misdemeanor – should be a felony.

“Brittanie and I will be seeking legislators who would be willing to sponsor a bill to change the law to more fully protect women from this type of intrusive invasion of their privacy,” she said.

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