France to Arrest Pap Who Snapped Kate Pics: Report
Sources say photographer's identity has been given to police
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2012 10:42 AM CDT
Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit a football training pitch at St George's Park near Burton Upon Trent in Staffordshire, England, Oct. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – Fallout from the Kate Middleton topless photo debacle continues: French police are about to arrest the paparazzo who took the pictures, sources claim. The photographer’s name has been given to investigators, and he’s “expected to be held for questioning imminently,” a source tells the Mirror. Police had been trying to figure out his identity since Prince William filed a criminal complaint over the alleged breach of privacy, but the editor of the magazine that published the photos refused to give it up, as is allowed under French law. If found guilty, the snapper could face up to one year in jail and nearly $60,000 in fines.

“William and Kate are determined to bring the person who took those photos to justice and they’re pushing hard for a custodial sentence,” says a royal source. “They want to make an example of this person.”

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Oct 31, 2012 7:34 AM CDT
snaps of paps by paps who took snaps of paps! to bad the paps were not big enough to make a pap happy! go big or keep top on!
Oct 29, 2012 10:06 PM CDT
This, I fear, will backfire on William. No one with a grain of sense goes topless nor bottomless outdoors, especially where a road is nearby. Suppose it had been someone with a gun and not a camera? She, especially, used no judgement and probably had been doing this all along.
Oct 29, 2012 8:25 PM CDT
How is it that über famous people aren't smart enough to know anything they do outdoors is going to get photographed? Sorry, that's the price of admission. Throw the guy in jail - your wife's boobs are still going to be on the Internet into perpetuity.