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Carly Rae Jepsen's hacker to be sentenced today

09/13/2013 08:42 EDT | Updated 11/13/2013 05:12 EST
A B.C. man who hacked into the online accounts of pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and stole sensitive photos and videos is expected to be sentenced today in Abbotsford, B.C.

Christopher Long, 25, pleaded guilty to mischief to data and possession of stolen property in May after admitting to accessing and taking sensitive information belonging to Jepsen.

The case came to light last year when Jepsen's management team approached police with concerns about a person apparently harassing the pop star online.

Crown prosecutors told the court Long didn't know Jepsen, but was able to access an email account belonging to the singer and some of her social media accounts.

Jordi Ashworth, Jepsen's boyfriend at the time of the hacking, wants Long to face jail time.

The Crown is asking for a sentence of four months' house arrest with exceptions so he can go to work, while the defence has asked the court to consider a conditional discharge.

Jepsen, who grew up in Mission, B.C., soared to fame last summer with the catchy hit Call Me Maybe.

The single topped the charts in Canada, the United States, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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