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Ex-Wethersfield Principal John Bean Pleads Guilty To Voyeurism; Faces Prison

Ex-Wethersfield Principal John Bean Pleads Guilty To Voyeurism; Faces Prison

A former principal of Wethersfield’s Highcrest Elementary School pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of voyeurism for taking upskirt photos of young girls at the Hartford Walmart store.

John Bean, 47, of West Hartford, faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 9. Under the terms of his plea agreement, negotiated by defense attorney William Paetzold and prosecutor Debra Collins, Bean faces a sentence of 10 years in prison, suspended after he serves two years, and 10 years of probation.

Collins also wants Bean to register as a sex offender for the 10 years he is on probation. Paetzold said he intends to address the registration requirement at the...

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