Christopher David Long, 25, recently turned himself in to the police for stealing nude photographs from pop star Carly Rae Jensen’s computer.
“Long surrendered to police on Friday, December 7th, at the Abbotsford Court House,” The Vancouver Sun reports. “He has been released and will appear in court January 4th, 2013.”
“Long has been charged with fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, unauthorized use of computer, mischief to data, identity fraud, and possession of stolen property,” TMZ reports.
“Vancouver police had said that the stolen photos constituted a serious crime that would likely warrant jail time,” writes The Inquisitr’s Nathan Francis. “There was no word on what kind of time Long was likely to see for the alleged crime, however.”
“Jepsen is thought to have reported the incident to police back in March, with officials confirming in July that they were investigating the case,” MTV reports.
“It is alleged that Long was attempting to sell images of the ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer to various websites,” writes Sophos’ Graham Cluley. “Which, if true, reminds me rather of the case of Christopher Chaney who hacked into the email accounts of various female stars, including Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson. Clearly everyone — celebrity or not — should be ensuring that they use strong, hard-to-crack passwords and defend your computers with up-to-date security software.”