A 25-year-old Canadian man who hacked into Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen’s computer to seize and release nude photos has pleaded guilty to charges of mischief and possession of stolen property. Christopher David Long of Abbotsford, British Columbia, made the unanticipated plea before a scheduled arraignment hearing on Tuesday.
Police announced in July 2012 that they were investigating a complaint by Carly Rae Jepsen of unauthorized use of a computer and theft of telecommunications. Early reports at that time suggested that nude photos of Carly Rae Jepsen had been stolen from her computer.
Then, in December 2012, the Vancouver police announced charges against Christopher David Long for criminal harassment. He initially faced five charges, including identity fraud, unauthorized use of a computer, possession of stolen property, and fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services. Those charges followed nude photos of Carly Rae Jepsen appearing online, which prompted a search by the police for the source of the leak after a complaint from the “Call Me Maybe” singer’s management team.
Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen is currently touring and unable to comment on the situation.