The evidence presented at trial plays an important role in whether an accused is deemed innocent or guilty. Once presented, a judge or jury will determine whether it supports the charges. Recently, a Superior Court Justice acquitted a former secondary school teacher of voyeurism after he was caught making videos of a total of 27 female students.
The issues at trial were first, if, while at school, a student had a reasonable expectation of privacy. Second, whether the man took the images for a sexual purpose. The images, which were taken with a pen camera, captured the upper bodies—including the cleavage and chest areas—as well as the faces of the young women. The man admitted to taking the videos which had not been enhanced in any way.