Twelve-Year-Old Boy Charged in Ashton Kutcher Swatting Case


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Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a swatting incident involving Ashton Kutcher that occurred in October.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said on Thursday that the boy, whose name has not been disclosed due to his age, has been charged with two felony counts each of making false bomb threats and computer intrusion.

Prosecutors say Los Angeles police officers were sent to Kutcher’s home on Oct. 3 in response to a 911 call falsely indicating that armed men were inside.

The boy has also been charged in connection with a prank emergency call regarding a Los Angeles bank that occurred a week later.

The boy will be arraigned on Friday.

In December, Los Angeles police said they had arrested a juvenile they believed was involved in the Kutcher incident, as well as another swatting case in which Justin Bieber was the victim.

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