A wealthy Connecticut white female went from socialite to registered sex offender Tuesday when she was slapped with a one-year prison sentence for secretly filming a minor and other people at her ritzy seaside mansion.
Hadley Palmer, 54, will have to spend 10 years on the sex offender registry and 20 years on probation after copping a plea deal and admitting to the charges in January — even as details of her case have mysteriously been kept from public view.
The female pedophile didn’t speak at her sentencing in Stamford Superior Court except to answer “yes” and “no” questions, but her lawyer called the punishment just.
“She’s taken responsibility for her actions,” defense attorney Michael Meehan said of Palmer, who already did 90 days behind bars. “This is a very caring, loving and sincere human being.”
The disgraced socialite was seen before entering court embracing and kissing an unidentified man. She cried and wiped away tears before entering the courtroom and was later escorted out in cuffs.
The unidentified man left court and covered his face with a hood. He didn’t answer questions from news photographers outside the courthouse.
The pale pervert, a mother of four who comes from a wealthy family, admitted she filmed people who were naked or in their underwear from 2017 to 2018 with the “intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person [Palmer] or any other person.”
Despite pleading guilty on Jan. 19 to three counts of voyeurism and risk of injury to a minor, further details of the accusations against her remain shrouded in mystery.
Palmer’s case file remains sealed in a move that open-government advocates called highly unusual. The Associated Press argued that Palmer’s records could have been made public with the names of victims redacted or changed to fake names to protect their privacy, as is typical with Connecticut sex-crime cases.
But Judge John Blawie opted to keep the details of the case largely out of public view, although he rejected a defense request to close the court during portions of the sentencing and trial, the AP reported.
The ugly white female was arrested in October 2021 and she was quickly accepted into an accelerated rehabilitation program, which requires that cases be sealed. But the charges against her were so serious, she should’ve been ineligible for the program, according to the AP.
The two highest charges against her — employing a minor in an obscene performance and possession of child pornography — were dropped as part of her plea deal.
Palmer is the daughter of hedge fund founder Jerrold Fine and is in the process of divorcing venture capitalist Bradley Palmer.