Thursday 30 May 2013, 11:04 | By

Hacker pleads guilty to stealing nude photos of Carly Rae Jepsen


Carly Rae Jepsen

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to hacking into singer Carly Rae Jepsen’s computer and stealing naked photos of her – or, to be precise, the specific charges of mischief and possession of stolen property. Christopher Long was not expected to admit the crimes when he appeared before a court in Vancouver on Tuesday.

Long was originally charged with criminal harassment, unauthorised use of a computer and fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, along with the charges he pleaded guilty to this week. He was arrested in March last year, following a complaint from Jepsen’s management, and formally charged in December.

It seems Long never actually posted the photographs online, though images which were claimed to show Jepsen topless did circulate in July last year. Those turned out to actually be similar looking US model Destiny Benedict.


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