Smithfield man charged with alleged upskirting

Smithfield man charged with alleged upskirting

Police have charged a Smithfield man after he allegedly attempted to film up the skirt of a young woman in Tempe last week.

At 9.30am on December 4, a 17-year-old girl was walking along Unwins Bridge Road when she noticed a man walking behind her.

He was allegedly attempting to video up her skirt with a mobile phone.

The girl yelled at him and as he fled, she was able to take a number of photographs of him with her mobile phone.

The man allegedly grabbed her arm in an attempt to grab her phone.

The incident was reported to police and an investigation commenced.

Just after 7am yesterday, Newtown Detectives attended Herbert Place Smithfield and arrested a 21-year-old man.

He was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with filming a person’s private parts without consent, indecent assault and common assault.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Fairfield Local Court on January 12.