17-year-old student accused of “upskirting” girls at University School of Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE — A 17-year-old University School of Milwaukee student faces nearly 15 years in prison. He’s accused of secretly taking pictures up girls’ skirts at his school.

Austin Halbrooks

Austin Halbrooks

Austin Halbrooks has been charged with one count disorderly conduct and four counts of invasion of privacy. What he’s accused of is often referred to as “upskirting” and as of late last year, is a felony.

The pictures were allegedly taken as far back as February of 2015.

According to court documents, all the pictures were taken inside the University School of Milwaukee in River Hills, where he was a student.

The University School of Milwaukee teaches students from preschool through 12th grade.

According to a criminal complaint, another student told a security guard Halbrooks, “had been taking pictures of female students in their skirts.”

The complaint states the pictures were found on Halbrooks laptop — 55 photos of four victims, taken around March and February of 2016. The pictures “depict (the victim) standing up, walking up the stairs, taken up (the victim’s) skirt,” and without consent.

Officers also located at least five photographs taken in May of 2015, of a fifth victim.

The criminal complaints states the victim was, “sitting in a chair across from the defendant. The photographs are taken under a table and focus on the victim’s legs.”

Halbrooks faces four felony charges (invading privacy, viewing/broadcasting/recording an individual’s genitals, etc.), and one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

He has pleaded not guilty to the disorderly conduct charge. He has been ordered to have no contact with the victims in this case, and University School of Milwaukee.

A $2,000 signature bond has been set in this case.

Halbrooks is scheduled to be in court on July 11th for his preliminary hearing.

8 comments

    • Michael Neils

      Upskirting is a felony while pretending to “identify as a girl” and use the same locker room as girls is just peachy. You KNOW there will be those who will try it. Because part of the new law is that you cannot ask them when they decided to identify, if they have surgeries, counselling, planned because -wait for it-that’s an invasion of privacy. I have no problem with the bathrooms-those have stalls-being a teen is awkward enough, without having some one in your locker room with opposite parts flapping about.

  • Blau Nomklier

    obviously this is wrong, but look at our sex obsessed culture. we are an evil culture. do you think we can punish this man, and god will not punish those of us who are just too smart to not be caught. no! jesus said those who lust after women will go to hell. swimsuits are evil. clothing is immodest and evil. television is satan’s domain. the internet is disgusting. our filthy culture will be judged, and we will each be judged individually. so the judgment by us of this man who did wrong is only a foretaste of the judgment god will give to so many of us who also do wrong and are not convicted by the courts. and by the way.. it’s not only the men who are evil.. the women are satan’s children too.

  • You Know Who You Are

    This guy is 17. His name and picture are shown and is looking at 15 years in prison for being a sexual freak. Meanwhile, other 17 year olds are committing armed robbery and stealing cars. Their identities are rarely shown and they get a slap on the wrist. What is wrong with this picture?

  • theislandtrees

    This perv deserves jailtime!!! He is a creepy sex offender who does not deserve to live in our society!

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