Man who used hidden camera to tape teen loses appeal

A photographer who was convicted of hiding a camera in a dressing room and videotaping several teenage girls in Grand Island has lost an appeal of his convictions and sentences. Dennis Beins was convicted of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and five misdemeanor counts of unlawful intrusion.

Police say the tapings occurred between April 2006 and September 2008. Beins said in his appeal that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him and that his sentences were excessive. The Nebraska Court of Appeals disagreed, upholding his convictions and sentences.

Beins was given 6-to-20 years on each of the 11 felony convictions but will serve them at the same time. He also received three-to-six months for the misdemeanors, to be served after his prison time.