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Nashville, Tenn. (The Tennessean) -- A former air marshal accused of taking upskirt photos of women while on duty pleaded no contest in court Thursday to unlawful photography.

Adam Bartsch, 29, had been charged with a single count of disorderly conduct for an Oct. 17 incident on Southwest Airlines Flight 3132, but prosecutors upgraded the charge against him to the new charge and suspended any jail time. He was put on probation for 11 months and 29 days and will have to pay at least $309.50 in court costs.

If he stays out of trouble during the probationary period he can get the charge expunged from his record.

"Mr. Bartsch lost significantly in this case," said David Ridings, Bartsch's attorney. "Everybody makes mistakes. Mr. Bartsch is very remorseful."

Last October, Bartsch was on duty on the Nashville-to-Tampa flight when someone on board saw him taking photos up women's skirts and dresses as they boarded, police have said. The witness grabbed the phone and showed it to a flight attendant.

The flight was delayed and Bartsch was removed and arrested on the misdemeanor charge.

"Bartsch admitted to taking pictures underneath females' dresses and or skirts," according to court records.

Bartsch, whose listed address is in Maryland, is "no longer an employee" with the air marshal program, according to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

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