Increased Charges for Video Voyeurism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida lawmakers have passed a measure that increases the charges related to the crime known as “video voyeurism.”

The House on Wednesday unanimously voted 117-0 for the bill (SB 436) that the Senate already approved. It next goes to Gov. Rick Scott.

The bill increases video voyeurism offenses that are now first-degree misdemeanors to third-degree felonies. It also increases current third-degree felony video voyeurism offenses to second-degree felonies.

Video voyeurism is the secret recording of another person while naked or in some state of undress.

A high-profile case last year involved a man charged with recording tanning-bed customers.