From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MOUNTAIN BROOK — A Mountain Brook man accused of taking salacious photos under women’s skirts at area grocery stores was sentenced after pleading guilty to four counts of first-degree voyeurism.
James Phillip Huggins Jr., 32, took photos up women’s skirts throughout the Mountain Brook area in 2019, according to court documents.
He was sentenced to a 10-year suspended sentence and two years probation.
The crimes occurred at Publix on Montclair Road and Piggly Wiggly on Church Street, according to Mountain Brook Police Lt. Chuck Clark. Authorities said that they received a report from a woman who said that she witnessed a man take pictures up her skirt while she was at the Piggly Wiggly.
After identifying Huggins as the suspect, authorities obtained a search warrant for his phone and other devices, which showed other victims. Four of those victims were identified and authorities obtained four felony warrants.
Huggins will now have to register as a sex offender.
Alabama’s voyeurism law took effect in September of 2019. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the anti-voyeurism bill which outlawed “upskirting.”