Photographer Arrested Taking Pictures Of Cheerleaders

1 year 10 months ago #535331 by Connie K Photos
As a parent this is very concerning.  As a photographer this is saddening that there are sicko's out there like this.  His own daughter was one of the cheerleaders.

www.local8now.com/content/news/Man-arres...tion--419189134.html


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1 year 10 months ago #535341 by Moe
yeah, that guy is mentally not all there. 


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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #535342 by garyrhook
"Suspicious"? What does that even mean? How can an observer have any clue what body part a photographer is aiming at? Was he doing something more than taking photos?

Additionally, the guy was an idiot for allowing the officers to look at the images without a warrant. He dug his own grave.

I would have no qualms whatsoever standing and taking many photos of cheerleaders, trying to get the right shot, if that was my goal. Does that make me a bad person? Does it make me lascivious? I photograph dancers wearing less clothing. Repeatedly. Have for years.

That said...

The article is (typically) poorly written with very little information. It's not wrong, just bad reporting.

Postscript: the world is full of horrible people. How is that a surprise? And that has nothing to do with cheerleaders or football games. It just is.


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1 year 10 months ago #535357 by CaptNemo
Well my creepy radar is going off.  However as Gary mentioned, you can be taking photos of these cheerleaders and do so in a way that isn't offensive.  I think this guy stepped over the line a bit. 


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1 year 10 months ago #535358 by rosh4u
Yes, the guy has stepped over the line which is not something accepted. Mentallyy absent person.


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1 year 10 months ago #535395 by effron
The surprise is so few people have any idea the number of pervs among us all. My wife is a elementary teacher, required now to check ALL people associated with her students, the sickos are everywhere, and not just taking pics of little cheerleaders....

Why so serious?
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1 year 10 months ago #535512 by Joves

garyrhook wrote: "Suspicious"? What does that even mean? How can an observer have any clue what body part a photographer is aiming at? Was he doing something more than taking photos?

Additionally, the guy was an idiot for allowing the officers to look at the images without a warrant. He dug his own grave.

I would have no qualms whatsoever standing and taking many photos of cheerleaders, trying to get the right shot, if that was my goal. Does that make me a bad person? Does it make me lascivious? I photograph dancers wearing less clothing. Repeatedly. Have for years.

That said...

The article is (typically) poorly written with very little information. It's not wrong, just bad reporting.

Postscript: the world is full of horrible people. How is that a surprise? And that has nothing to do with cheerleaders or football games. It just is.

:agree:
Suspicious means it was a male shooting photos of scantily clad young females. Had it been a female there would have been zero suspicion. I would have shot it as well, and most likely been suspicious for doing so.
I am so tired of the rampant paranoia in this society. If these people do not want someone perving all over their daughters then they should get the events restricted as far as who is allowed. Aside from that there is not much they can do about it, except for ejecting any offnder, or supposed one. This is not even a criminal act, it is just plain stupidity all around IMO.
While I know this will not be popular in the PC crowd, it is that persons right to shoot at an event they paid to attend. I know that the Constitution, and rights are not popular when it does not fit some peoples sensibilities, or actually over sensitivities. As long as this guy only shoots photos it is not illegal. I weep at the future of this nation that people are so willing to criminalize every last aspect of life.


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1 year 10 months ago #535543 by Sawyer
True, but there is a ethical line that you just don't cross.  They guy did. 

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1 year 10 months ago #535575 by effron

Sawyer wrote: True, but there is a ethical line that you just don't cross.  They guy did. 


Yup, and only media and Hollyweird can cross that line.....

Why so serious?
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1 year 10 months ago #535624 by George F
There are some strange people out there!  


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1 year 10 months ago #535639 by srubio77
Such a shame that there are photographers out there that abuse their privileges and make a bad name for the rest of us


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1 year 10 months ago #535640 by Kenya See
What a weirdo.  


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1 year 10 months ago #536132 by rogdel
Ugh, sickos like this make me so angry...


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1 year 10 months ago #536970 by Stic

Connie K Photos wrote: As a parent this is very concerning.  As a photographer this is saddening that there are sicko's out there like this.  His own daughter was one of the cheerleaders.

www.local8now.com/content/news/Man-arres...tion--419189134.html


Actually, it does NOT say he was a father of one of the cheerleaders at all, he was simply there taking photos.


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1 year 10 months ago #537211 by icepics
Here's a later follow up; authorities where he lives got warrants and searched his home. He lives out of state, not where the event was held. Didn't see anything about what happened since.

The article that goes along with this TV news story says that officers who had looked at his camera found photos of several girls competing in that event "including shots focused on the girls' genital areas".

www.wlwt.com/article/springboro-man-accu...-competition/9274301

The first news story was probably not long after the incident happened and may have just reported what was first known. Neither story says what he had been doing that seemed suspicious but he must have been behaving in an odd way that prompted someone to call.

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