Glum Stephen Bears dishevelled police mugshot snap released after conviction

Glum Stephen Bears dishevelled police mugshot snap released after conviction
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    Stephen Bear looked bedraggled in a mugshot snap released after the reality star was found guilty in his revenge porn trial.

    On Tuesday (December 13), a jury of nine men and three women found Bear guilty of disclosing private sexual images/films of Love Island star Georgia Harrison and also found him guilty of voyeurism.

    During his court hearing, the 32-year-old TV personality showed up to Chelmsford Crown Court wearing an array of flamboyant ensembles, including a pink suit and an oversized fur coat.

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    But in his mugshot photo, the TV personality appeared dishevelled as he wore a black hoodie with a red top underneath.

    Unlike his court appearances, Bear's hair was no longer slicked back while he appeared to put his showman appearance behind him as he gave a glum look down the camera lens.

    An investigation into Bear first began in December 2020, after Essex Police were contacted regarding an intimate video that was circulating online to multiple social media platforms.

    Harrison was completely unaware that Bear had recorded them both having sex, using a CCTV camera which had been set up in his garden on August 2, 2020 .

    The court heard that Bear later uploaded the footage on subscription-based site, OnlyFans on November, 8.

    Harrison said she never knew it would be recorded before she engaged in sex with Bear and that she told him "never to send" it to anyone.

    The Love Island star then went on to say that Bear "either himself or had it uploaded to OnlyFans and profited financially".

    Bear did however agree that Harrison did not know she was being recorded when she had sex with him and he also stated that she had not consented to it being uploaded to the internet.

    Harrison waived her automatic right to anonymity and gave evidence at the trial.

    Following Bear's guilty verdict, in a statement Harrison said: "The only way to describe how I am feeling now is relieved.

    "The last two years have been absolute hell and this verdict will allow me to start to put the pain I have suffered in the past and start embracing the future.

    "Bear’s behaviour was completely unacceptable and those who choose to commit such crimes should and will be prosecuted.

    "We are living in a time where so much of our lives and our children’s lives are spent online and it is so important that individuals are protected in the virtual world just as they are in reality.

    "Social media has given us the egalitarian belief that we are all publishers but what it hasn’t done is regulate what we should responsibly publish.

    "I hope me taking a stand gives other men and women who have fallen victim to revenge porn the courage to seek justice and most importantly show them that they have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

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    "I have felt ashamed, hurt, violated, even broken at times but today I stand here feeling empowered, grateful and a huge sense of unity with all of those who have reached out to support me throughout this ordeal."

    She also added thanked the Essex Police who assisted her with her case.

    Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan said: "This man thought he could treat women and girls like they were on a reality show. He thought he could commit appalling crimes in Essex and get away with it. He was wrong."

    Bear has been released on bail and will be sentenced at the same court on January 31, 2023.

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