Man accused of hacking Carly Rae Jepsen’s computer pleads guilty

Christopher David Long is scheduled for a sentencing hearing in September

Carly Rae Jepsen

An Abbotsford man accused of hacking the computer of pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen has pleaded guilty to two of the five offences with which he has been charged.

Christopher David Long, 25, pleaded guilty Monday in Abbotsford provincial court to possession of stolen property and mischief to data.

Charges of fraudulently obtaining telecommunication services, identity fraud and unauthorized use of a computer will be stayed.

Long is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Sept. 6 in Abbotsford.

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

The VPD was contacted in March 2012 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.

Jepsen, originally from Mission, is a former Canadian Idol finalist who was propelled to international stardom with her hit song Call Me Maybe.

In April, she picked up three Juno Awards for Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and Single of the Year.

 

 

 

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