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Man Guilty of Filming up the Skirt of Kennedy Catholic Student

Franklin Figueroa Credits: Westchester District Attorney's Office

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. - A 27-year-old Jefferson Valley man is facing up to four years in state prison after being found guilty of filming up the skirt of a high school student last year at the Goldens Bridge Train Station.

A parking attendant at the train station, Franklin Figueroa of East Main Street recorded the video as female students climbed a stairwell on March 2, 2015, according to the Westchester District Attorney's Office. The incident happened around 2:50 p.m., shortly after students from John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers were dropped off at the station by a shuttle bus.

One of the students, realizing what Figueroa was doing, took out her phone and quickly photographed him. The student also wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle to which Figueroa retreated, according to the district attorney's office.

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MTA Police was immediately contacted and Figueroa was later arrested. He was convicted of one count of unlawful surveillance in the second degree, an E felony, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, an A misdemeanor.

At the time of the arrest, Figueroa was working for Laz Parking in collections and enforcement, which is contracted to conduct parking enforcement at the train station. His employment with Laz Parking ended in March of this year.

Figueroa faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. He will be sentenced on Jan. 11, 2017.

Assistant District Attorney Kerrie Williams of the Superior Court Trial Division is prosecuting the case.

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