12-year-old charged in swatting prank of Ashton Kutcher

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the October 2012 swatting case which sent more than a dozen police and a SWAT team to the home of Ashton Kutcher after the boy called in a fake shooting.

Usually, when swatting occurs, the caller uses an app which alters the caller's voice so the 911 operator cannot identify the voice.

The unidentified boy is also said to be connected with a fake bank emergency call as well, TMZ reports. The pre-teen is being charged with two felony counts of fake bomb calls in addition to two felony counts of computer intrusion.

The juvenile was arrested Dec. 2012 in conjunction with the crime aimed at both Kutcher’s home as well as the home of Justin Bieber. The juvenile allegedly called in a fake 911 call saying someone was waving a gun in front of the “Boyfriend” singer's home, which also took place in October.

TMZ notes that the juvenile is expected to appear in court tomorrow.



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