When the Sun Goes Down, this guy's gonna be in the Big House.
A British man who hacked into Selena Gomez's Facebook page in January 2011 has been sentenced to a year behind bars.
Per the UK's Sun newspaper, Gareth Crosskey posed as the Disney star's stepfather, Brian Teefey, and managed to convince Facebook staffers to reset her password, thus giving him access to her full profile. He then was able to read Gomez's messages between her and boyfriend Justin Bieber before their relationship became public.
The 21-year-old fast-food employee was subsequently nabbed after a joint probe by the cybercrime division of London's Metropolitan Police and the FBI, who tracked him down via his IP address. But not before he posted "Justin Bieber sucks" on the 19-year-old singer-actress' wall and scanned emails between Gomez and BFF Demi Lovato.
He wasn't exactly secretive about his infiltration either.
According to prosecutors, Crosskey wrote to Teefey alleging to have accessed four personal email accounts and copied messages between Gomez and the Bieb. He also posted a video to YouTube showing how he broke into Gomez's account and boasted about it online. And, last but not least, he reached out to various tabloids and offered to give them information on the Wizards of Waverly Place hottie.
Crosskey copped in February in London's Southwark Crown Court to two charges under the country's Computer Misuse Act; a judge subsequently admonished him.
"People deserve privacy and should not have their private correspondence made public," Judge John Price told him before imposing the 12-month sentence.
This isn't the first time the popster has had some unwanted guests. An Illinois man who was charged with stalking and harassing Selena had his case dismissed last November, but not before she obtained a three-year restraining order against him.
A rep for Gomez was unavailable for comment.