Fair Bluff officer suspended without pay in peeping case
FAIR BLUFF - A Fair Bluff police officer has been suspended without pay as he awaits arrest on a charge of secret peeping, consulting Town Manager Al Leonard said Friday.
Brian Beauchaine is charged with 10 counts of the felony in a warrant obtained by the Lake Waccamaw Police Chief Scott Hyatt said Friday. Hyatt said to explain why the warrant has not been served would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a federal law that restricts access to health information.
Beauchaine was reported missing during the evening of June 4, soon after a camera was found in the victim's Lake Waccamaw home, Hyatt said. Police believed then that Beauchaine could be a danger to himself, Hyatt said.
Police located Beauchaine later in Leland.
Hyatt said the victim was not aware of the hidden camera and was photographed between April 1 and June4.
Details about the victim will not be released for now, Hyatt said.
Leonard said Hyatt's employment status will be reviewed by the