Carly Rae Jepsen cyber-hacking case adjourned

Pop star's former boyfriend Jordi Ashworth sat in court, awaiting an appearance by accused Christopher David Long.

Jordi Ashworth speaks to media outside of Abbotsford provincial court on Friday morning (Jan. 4).

Jordi Ashworth speaks to media outside of Abbotsford provincial court on Friday morning (Jan. 4).



The man accused of cyber hacking pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, formerly of Mission, was due to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on Friday morning, but the matter was adjourned until Feb. 25.

Christopher David Long, 25, of Abbotsford has been charged with fraudulently obtaining telecommunication services, unauthorized use of a computer, mischief to data, identity fraud and possession of stolen property.

On Friday, federal Crown lawyers said they needed more time before proceeding with the case.

Neither Long nor his lawyer was in attendance.

Jepsen’s former boyfriend Jordi Ashworth – who apparently inspired her Grammy-nominated hit song Call Me Maybe – sat in the gallery. He later explained to media why he was there.

“If we can raise awareness of bullying and cyber crime, that’s great,” he said.

Ashworth was asked what he thinks should happen to people convicted of cyber crimes.

“That’s up for the courts to decide …  It it happens to you, you kind of have an inside scoop to it.”

Long surrendered to police in Abbotsford in early December, following an investigation by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

The VPD was contacted last March with a complaint that Jepsen’s computer had been hacked.

Police identified a suspect in July after fake online images and a phony sex tape were released online.

 

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