Police lay charges in possible Jepsen hacking case
Carly Rae Jepsen poses backstage with the new artist of the year award at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:41PM EST
VANCOUVER -- Charges have been laid in a high-profile harassment case in which the alleged target was believed to be Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen.
Vancouver Police Department are not confirming that the case involves Jepsen, but said today it comes after officers received a report in March of the alleged harassment of a local, well-known celebrity.
Police had said in July they were investigating Jepsen's complaint of unauthorized use of a computer and theft of telecommunications, and that their probe had started in March.
A Vancouver Police release says Abbotsford, B.C., resident Christopher David Long faces five charges, ranging from identity fraud to possession of stolen property, fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, and unauthorized use of a computer.
Police say the 25-year-old surrendered at the Abbotsford courthouse last Friday and has been released under several conditions, while awaiting a court date, Jan. 4, in that Fraser Valley city.
The spokesman would not confirm a website's claim that the matter involved the alleged theft of nude photos of the 27-year-old singer from Mission, famous for her number-one song "Call Me, Maybe."