Abbotsford man charged in alleged Carly Rae Jepsen harassment case
Vancouver Police announced on Tuesday (December 11) that an Abbotsford, B.C., resident has been charged with harassing a "local, well known celebrity". While police didn't identify the celebrity, they did state that it was connected to a "high-profile criminal harassment investigation" launched in March.
Police had previously announced in July that they had launched a harassment investigation when pop star Carly Rae Jepsen's representatives contacted the department in March, and that they had identified an adult male suspect from outside Vancouver.
Twenty-five year old Christopher David Long has been charged with theft of telecommunications services, unauthorized use of a computer, identity fraud, mischief to data, and possession of stolen property.
Long faced the charges in a B.C. Provincial Court in Abbotsford on Friday (December 7). He was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on January 4.
Earlier this year, nude photos and a sex tape that purportedly featured Jepsen proved to be fake.
The 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Mission, B.C., rose to international fame with her hit "Call Me Maybe", which topped the charts around the world, including Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Jepsen, who received two Grammy Award nominations last week, appeared in Michael Bublé's Christmas TV special Home For the Holidays on December 10. The singer, who is on tour in Europe, will perform at a free concert in Mission on December 17.