Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Photographer pleads not guilty to hidden camera charges

(8/10/2009) By James Wilcox - A Grand Island photographer said he is not guilty of using a hidden camera to secretly videotape his clients changing. 54 year old Dennis Beins entered the not guilty plea Monday afternoon to 16 charges.

They include 11 counts of felony visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and 5 misdemeanor counts of unlawful intrusion.

Beins is accused of hiding a video camera in a dressing room at his studio here on Broadwell Avenue. Police said he video taped women and girls changing.

Beins shared the studio with four other photographers. They were not involved. It happened between 2006 and 2008. The case against Beins is now assigned to a Buffalo County District Court Judge.

A judge in Hall County recused himself. A pre–trial hearing is set for next month in Kearney. A trial is tentatively scheduled for October.

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