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Stephen Bear’s Revenge Porn Sentencing Delayed for Psychiatric Evaluation

Stephen Bear’s Revenge Porn Sentencing Delayed for Psychiatric Evaluation

In December, a jury unanimously found Stephen Bear guilty of voyeurism and guilty on two counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with the intent to cause distress.

Stephen Bear’s sentencing for his revenge porn trial has been postponed after a judge granted time for the reality TV star to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The 32-year-old former Celebrity Big Brother winner was accused of planning to film himself having sex with Love Island star Georgia Harrison, 27, at his home in August 2020 and then sharing the CCTV footage on his OnlyFans account without her permission.

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Bear was found guilty of voyeurism by a majority verdict in December, and guilty of two counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress by a unanimous verdict.

Bear was scheduled to be sentenced on January 31, but in a mention hearing today (January 30), his defense barrister Gemma Rose asked to postpone the hearing until the beginning of March, according to Essex Live.

Ms. Rose stated that following a probation report, Bear should undergo a psychiatric assessment because those who have assessed him thus far have been “unable to formally diagnose” and that a full assessment would be “beneficial” to the court.

“The sentence should be adjourned for the time it takes to prepare this report,” she said. I understand that the delay will cause stress and anxiety for everyone involved in the proceedings, but I believe the court has all of the evidence it needs.

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“The crown has referred to Mr. Bear’s behavior during the trial, and I believe a psychiatric report will provide some context.”

Every day, Bear drove himself to court in a rented Rolls Royce, dressed to the nines in a full suit, fur coats, a cane, and cigars.

Today, prosecuting barrister Jacqueline Carey KC told the court that the crown did not object to the sentence being delayed. She stated that Georgia Harrison would attend the hearing and read her victim impact statement to the court.

Judge Christopher Morgan told the parties that the court should “give full consideration to all evidence available”, whilst adding whether either party is successful in their submissions “is a matter for him individually”. He scheduled the case for Friday, March 3.

“The defendant must be made aware of the new sentencing date, and if he does not attend without good reason, a warrant for his arrest may be issued,” he said.

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