Bad Beat: GTA voyeur charged with taking up-skirt photo

Man holding magnifying glass to his eye.
Man holding magnifying glass to his eye. Stock photo by Getty Images.

True, voyeurism is a sexual fetish, but it becomes a crime when you try to do it to someone who isn’t willing – especially when you don’t even know them.

This lesson has been brought home to one Markham, Ont. man who went into a grocery store and snapped a picture of the insides of a woman’s skirt.

David Little has been charged with voyeurism by York Regional Police.

The incident happened back on August 16 and in-store security footage of the incident shows a man getting close to a woman from behind. While she was browsing shelves for groceries, the man aimed his cell phone up her skirt.

When the woman noticed something was amiss, she saw a man’s hand moving away from the inside of her leg.

Police had released the footage of the incident last month, but Little only turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

You would think a grown person would be aware that you can’t just go and take intimate pictures of women’s body parts in public without consent; and that most retail stores have cameras nowadays.

Murder charge laid in strange kidnapping case in Vancouver

Over in our lovely West coast, in what is being called a “bizarre” kidnapping case, murder charges have finally been laid against one of the suspects - although there seems to be no elaboration as to what made the kidnapping bizarre.

However, it does seem that the kidnapping went badly, as the unfortunate victim was found dead on September 29.

While there are four accused, all whom have been arrested on September 30, only one has been charged with murder at this time.

Casey Hiscoe, Dyllan Green, Jacob Gorelik and Tian Yi Zhang have all been charged with committing indignity to a body. Hiscoe and Zhang also face one charge of kidnapping.

However, next to all the other charges Zhang is facing, he has now been charged with first-degree murder as well.

The name and cause of death of the victim have not been released because the investigation is ongoing. However, given the case is being called “bizarre”, the details are bound to be a head-scratcher.

Shackled Timmins inmate manages to escape outside Ontario court

A shackled man being escorted by police managed to flee said police custody right outside the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins on Wednesday.

Steven Leduc, who has been charged - but not convicted - in a 2010 attempted murder, was being accompanied to a sheriff’s van when he managed to free himself and run.

He was at the court for a bail matter, but obviously he is not getting bail now as he escaped the police. It’s likely a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

After he ran, police cleared the courthouse area and tried to track Leduc with a police dog, but they had no luck in finding him.

As police are still looking for him they are asking the public to search their cars and sheds in Timmins in case the suspect is hiding there.

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