Hadley Palmer was charged with making secret videos of minors in her Connecticut mansion. Some of the crimes, which took place in 2017 and 2018, have been dropped. Many are wondering why the Greenwich woman is seemingly getting away with recording minors.

The judge in Hadley Palmer’s case has sealed all court records from the public. According to reports, it is so the identities of the victims can be kept private.

Judge Blawie explained his reasoning in a Feb. 1 ruling. He said, “Between 2017 and 2018, the defendant knowingly photographed, filmed and recorded certain individuals without their knowledge or consent, and under circumstances where those individuals were not in plain view, and had a reasonable expectation of privacy, and at least one photograph taken by the defendant depicted a person who was a minor.”

AP reporter Dave Collins said that this ruling allows wealthy defendants like Palmer to “keep things secret,” according to the Stamford Advocate. He argued that the public deserved to know the details of the case.

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Hadley Palmer was charged with secretly recording minors in sexual videos. She was charged with voyeurism and is awaiting sentencing. (Credit: Town of Greenwich Police)

“The public needs to know how these cases are handled and adjudicated,” Collins said. “Everybody else’s case is online. Why isn’t Mrs. Palmer’s case?”

Lawyers for the defense and prosecution later said that sealing the case was less about Hadley Palmer and more about the privacy of her victims, many of whom were grateful that their names were kept out of the public eye, according to The New York Times.

The Greenwich woman pled guilty to three counts of voyeurism and one count of risk of injury to a minor in January. According to reports, the 53-year-old was previously charged with possession of child pornography, and employing a minor in an obscene performance, which is considered a Class A felony.

Those two charges were dropped after Palmer entered a plea deal into court. Her team and the prosecutor negotiated a deal that would allow her to drop the child pornography and obscene performance charge if she pled guilty to all counts of voyeurism.

Captain Mark E. Zuccerella of the Greenwich Police Department reported that at the time of the sex videos, one of the minors who was secretly recorded was under the age of 15, which prompted officials to charge Palmer with child endangerment.

Officials alleged that Hadley Palmer filmed secret videos with the “intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person (defendant) or any other person.” The videos were allegedly of three people, including a child. One official call them an “obscene performance.”

The Greenwich woman also asked the judge to have portions of her sentencing, including her testimony, sealed in order to protect the identities of the filmed minors.

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A judge sealed Hadley Palmer’s sex crime case from the public and many are wondering why the Greenwich woman is getting off so easy. (Credit: Twitter)

Hadley Palmer is currently serving a 90-day sentence in a Connecticut women’s prison while she waits for her formal sentencing in Aug. 2022. The 53-year-old could face up to 60 months in prison for her crimes. She will also have to register herself on the state’s sex offender’s registry.

Before her arrest, the Greenwich woman was known in the Connecticut social scene and made regular appearances at charity events. She is the daughter of Jerrold Fine, who started the Charter Oak Partners Management hedge fund.

The mother of four filed for divorce in June 2020. Hadley Palmer and Bradley C. Palmer were married for 28 years before their separation.

The 53-year-old has not commented on her sex crimes case.