Carly Rae Jepsen’s nude photo hacker has been arrested for allegedly gaining access to her computer to find the racy pictures and then try to sell them.
The man accused of taking the Carly Rae Jepsen nude photos turned himself in to police on Friday, TMZ reported.
Vancouver police said 25-year-old Christopher David Long is charged with fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, unauthorized use of a computer, mischief to data, identity fraud, and possession of stolen property. He is due back in court on January 4.
As TMZ reported, Vancouver Police got a tip about the Carly Rae Jepsen nude photo thief from her representatives in March and had been looking into the case since then.
News of the stolen Carly Rae Jepsen naked photos broke this summer, as her song “Call Me Maybe” was ascending to the top of the charts. Amid rumors that there was also a sex tape stolen along with the pictures — which she denied — Jepsen mounted a strong defense and reportedly fought hard to keep the pictures from surfacing.
Vancouver police had said that the stolen photos constituted a serious crime that would likely warrant jail time. There was no word on what kind of time Long was likely to see for the alleged crime, however.
News that the Carly Rae Jepsen nude photo thief has been caught is good news to the Canadian singer in what has become a breakout year. Google revealed that she’s the third most searched for Canadian musician, behind Justin Bieber and Drake, the Vancouver Sun reported.