Greenwich woman who pleaded guilty to secretly recording minors gets release from custody
A Greenwich woman who pleaded guilty to secretly recording minors in her home has been released from custody in an unusual agreement.
Hadley Palmer had begun serving 90 days at York Correctional Institute on Feb. 4 - ahead of her Aug. 2 sentencing.
Palmer faces a sentence of 90 days to five years following her plea deal.
She pleaded guilty in January to three counts of voyeurism and risk of injury to a minor. As part of the plea deal, the two most serious charges were dropped - employing a minor in an obscene performance and possession of child pornography. The judge ruled the case should be sealed over objections by the Associated Press, saying the need to protect the victims outweighed the public's right to know about the proceedings. It is known the victims were minors and that one is under 16.
Prosecutor Daniel Cummings explained in court that Palmer began serving time before sentencing to ensure she would serve at least the full minimum. There were concerns she’d be released early.
Cummings said the biggest factor in the outcome was that the victims did not want it to be prosecuted.
Palmer is not allowed to have any electronic devices with working photo or video capabilities while she is out.
She will also have to register as a sex offender as part of the deal.