The Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill legislates for the highly intrusive practice known as upskirting.
The Bill will insert 2 new offences into the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for instances where, without consent, a person operates equipment or records an image under another person’s clothing with the intention of viewing their genitals or buttocks, with or without underwear. The offences will apply where the offender has a motive of either obtaining sexual gratification, or causing humiliation, distress or alarm to the victim. Measures are also included to ensure that the most serious sexual offenders are made subject to notification requirements, commonly known as the sex offenders register.