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NEW DETAILS: Officer charged with peeping now on indefinite suspension

Brian Beauchaine is accused of using a secret video camera to take inappropriate photos of an unsuspecting person. Brian Beauchaine is accused of using a secret video camera to take inappropriate photos of an unsuspecting person.
LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WECT) -

The Fair Bluff police officer facing felony secret peeping charges is on indefinite suspension without pay, according to Town Planner Al Leonard. He said town council will address the issue when it meets June 25.

Brian Beauchaine is accused of using a secret video camera to take inappropriate photos of an unsuspecting person in his Lake Waccamaw home April 1 through June 4, according to Lake Waccamaw Police Chief Scott Hyatt.

Authorities are unable to serve the charges at this time, but Hyatt said he could not explain the delay due to HIPPA, an act that protects health information.

Hyatt said the SBI is examining items that may lead to further charges.

Beauchaine was reported missing the evening of June 4. Hyatt said Beauchaine left his home after someone found the hidden camera. He was found the next night outside a restaurant in Leland.

"It's always upsetting when there's an officer that's involved in a crime like this, or any crime for that matter," Hyatt said. "But we always hope that the community will understand that's just one bad apple out of a lot of officers that are doing a very good job everyday."

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