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Friday, October 28, 2011

Steven Barrett, Local Arts Guru Accused of Filming Roommates in Shower, Pleads Guilty (Updated)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

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Update: Steven Barrett was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison. (19 Action News)

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In June we brought you the disturbing story of Steven Barrett, a name that until this spring had only found its way into our column inches as a regular on the city's music and arts scenes. That all changed, however, when the 33-year-old was accused of video taping two female roommates while they were showering and then posting the vids on porn sites.

When Euclid police searched Barrett's house, they allegedly uncovered child porn on his computer. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the serious charges, and at the time Barrett's attorney told Scene his client planned to fight the rap.

But according to records, last week in the courtroom of Judge Margaret Nancy Russo, Barrett retracted his earlier not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of nude material of a minor, two misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, and one felony count of possession of criminal tools. Barrett's sentencing is scheduled for October 27th. He's now considered a Tier II sex offender.

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