Voyeur will avoid time in prison, gets probation
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who took photos and videos up women’s skirts has been sentenced but has avoided time behind bars.
Authorities say 37-year-old Patrick Bowdoin pleaded guilty to four counts of voyeurism last week. The Stamford Advocate reports that Bowdoin will receive a five-year suspended sentence and five years of probation at sentencing scheduled for January.
His lawyer says he doesn’t believe his client is a predator and the sentence reflects that. New Canaan police charged Bowdoin in March with 12 counts of voyeurism following an investigation into a complaint filed in December by an employee at a restaurant where Bowdoin worked as a chef.
Bowdoin told police he took the pictures, but says he never uploaded them to the internet.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com