A British Columbia man is facing harassment charges in a computer-hacking case linked to Mission, B.C., pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen.
Vancouver police issued a release Tuesday that Abbotsford resident Christopher David Long, 25, has been charged with fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, unauthorized use of a computer, mischief of data, identity fraud and possession of stolen property.
Police said the charges related to an investigation launched last March after they received a report of harassment of a "local, well-known celebrity."
They would not identify the celebrity but several media outlets say the alleged target was the Call Me Maybe singer, who hails from Mission, a few minutes northwest of Abbotsford.
CTV News reported that in March, Jepsen's representatives contacted Vancouver police. Police identified a suspect in the hacking incident in July after fake online images and a phony sex tape were released, CTV News said.
The Vancouver Province said police confirmed several months ago they were investigating a man believed to have stolen photos off Jepsen's computer.
There was no reaction on Jepsen's Twitter feed initially Tuesday.
The 27-year-old singer and Canadian Idol contestant leapt to stardom on the strength of the heavily played 2011 single Call Me Maybe, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.