Sydney man jailed for repeat upskirting

Sarah McPhee

A man caught holding his phone between the legs of a woman on an escalator at Sydney's Central train station last year will spend at least a year behind bars.

Karl Edwin Skow, 59, last month pleaded guilty to three counts of intentionally recording intimate images without consent. He also asked at the time that a magistrate take into account 33 further offences involving unidentified women upon sentencing.

In Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday, magistrate Jacqueline Milledge sentenced Skow to 18 months' imprisonment with a non-parole period of 12 months, saying she considered his actions "so grave in terms of predatory behaviour on young women".