CHILLIWACK (NEWS1130) – No jail time for the man who pleaded guilty to cyber-stalking pop-star Carly Ray Jepsen.
Chilliwack car dealer Christopher Long, 25, has been sentenced to four months house arrest and a year of probation.
The judge says he is also no longer allowed to attend Carly Ray Jepsen concerts.
Jepsen’s ex-boyfriend, Jordi Ashworth, doesn’t think it sends a strong enough message to other would-be hackers, but for now, he is satisfied with the sentence. “He has a criminal conviction, he has a criminal record, he can’t go to the United States, he can’t leave British Columbia… There’s a lot of conditions that are a result of his actions.”
Long pleaded guilty to mischief and possession of stolen property in May after hacking into the singer’s email account.
He then posted several personal photo’s to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The judge said she did consider giving long jail time because of the invasive nature of the crime, but she ended up trust the Crown’s submission that this would be enough of a deterrent for Long and others.