12-Year-Old Will Reportedly Plead Guilty To Swatting Ashton Kutcher
The twelve-year-old who wasted thousands of dollars by tricking members of the police force to respond in large numbers to deal with fake emergencies is about to be one of the youngest felons in the entire country. The unidentified juvenile will reportedly plead guilty to two separate swatting pranks, one involving Ashton Kutcher and another involving a bank.
According to TMZ, the twelve-year-old was also charged with doing the same thing to Justin Bieber, but in exchange for pleading guilty to the other two charges, that particular one will be dropped. That should wind up easing his sentence a little bit, but as for what heíll wind up with, thatís still very much up in the air. Given that heís only twelve, the judge has extraordinary power to use his discretion to come up with the best punishment. So, either he could wind up still living at home and receiving counseling and constant monitoring or he could be yanked from his parents and forced to live in a juvenile facility and denied access to technology.
No official date has been set for the sentencing, but itís expected to go down sooner rather than later. When it does happen, we will be sure to let you know what the judge decides. In the meantime, cops are still searching for at least one copycat who they think pulled off several other swatting pranks involving different celebrities in the Los Angeles area.