Socialite sentenced for voyeurism after recording people at her mansion

a Connecticut A woman has been jailed for a year for secretly filming at least three people, including a minor, at her seaside mansion.

Hadley Palmer will be a registered sex offender for 10 years and twice of that time on probation after agreeing to a plea deal in January and pleading guilty to the charges.

During the sentencing hearing at Stamford Superior Court on Tuesday, the 54-year-old did not speak except to say “yes” or “no” in response to questioning.

Palmer has already spent 90 days in jail. Punishment ranged from 90 days in prison to five years in prison.

His defense attorney Michael Meehan said during sentencing that “he has taken responsibility for his actions” and “is a very caring, loving and honest person,” according to New York Post.

After hugging an unidentified person and crying before entering the courtroom, she was led away in handcuffs after sentencing.

The unidentified man wore a hood as he left the court and did not answer questions from photographers.

This undated photo, provided by the Connecticut Department of Corrections, shows Hadley Palmer. Palmer, whose criminal case files were sealed from public view, was sentenced on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Palmer grew up in a wealthy family and has four children. new york post informed of.

He admitted to filming people nude or in their underwear “with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person or any other person” between 2017 and 2018.

On January 19, he pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism and one count of risk of injury to a minor.

His case file is still sealed, which experts find unusual.

The Associated Press noted that his file could have been made public, the identities of the victims could have been modified or changed, as had happened in prior Connecticut sex crimes.

Palmer requested that the court be closed for parts of sentencing on Tuesday, but his lawyers later withdrew the request.

Palmer was taken into custody last October and accepted into an accelerated rehabilitation program, one of the requirements of which is that the cases remain sealed.

Two of her charges were so serious that she should not have been accepted into the scheme, but those charges of employing a minor in an indecent performance and possessing child pornography were dropped after she accepted the plea deal, according to the AP .

Palmer is the daughter of hedge fund founder Jerrold Fine. She is currently in the midst of a divorce from Venture Capitalist Bradley Palmer.

Judge Blavi previously ruled that it was not possible to properly edit the case file to protect the victims, despite objections from the press.

Stamford-Norwalk State’s Attorney Paul Ferencuk said the victims did not want Palmer to spend more time behind bars, but a female victim requested that the protective order be put in place to prevent up to 30 years, according to the news agency. . Palmer was barred from contacting her. Judge Blavi granted the request.

“Obviously this is a troubling factual position,” Mr Ferencek said, according to the AP. “I think it’s a fair disposition.”

Judge Blavi said: “Make no mistake, the defendant is paying the price for his actions.”