Man Indicted For Taking Pics Up Teen’s Dress

David M. Chapinski (Photo courtesy Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

  MONMOUTH COUNTY – A local man was indicted for allegedly taking pictures of a teenage girl while she was shopping for a car with her parents.

  David M. Chapinski, 41, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, was charged with first-degree Manufacturing of Child Sexual Abuse Materials, second-degree Manufacturing of Child Sexual Abuse Materials, third-degree Invasion of Privacy, and two counts of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

  On May 2 of 2021, he was at a car dealership in Red Bank. Police said he snuck up to a teenaged girl wearing a dress, palmed his cell phone, and placed it between the girl’s legs from behind in order to record images. She was shopping for a car with her parents and siblings. He was arrested without incident.

  “The act of ‘upskirting’ isn’t just disturbing, degrading, and demeaning – it’s illegal. We are concerned that there may be more victims, and urge anyone who may have been victimized in this way to contact MCPO Sgt. Shawn Murphy at 800-533-7443 or Red Bank Police Department Detective Sean Hauschildt at 732-530-2700,” Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey said. “Such criminal conduct will not be tolerated in Monmouth County.”

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  Chapinski potentially faces up to 20 years in state prison if convicted of the first degree charge, and 10 years on the second degree charge.

Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.