Carly Rae Jepsen reported target of Abbotsford computer hacker

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has been nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammys.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.

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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.