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Ex-Virginia teacher charged with hacking information from celebrities and others

Ex-Virginia teacher charged with hacking information from celebrities and others. (Photo: AP Images)

A former Virginia high school teacher has agreed to plead guilty in a hacking scheme that allowed him to obtain nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

Documents filed in federal court show that Christopher Brannan, a former teacher at Lee-Davis High School, was charged in April with aggravated identity theft and unauthorized access to a protected computer.

Brannan has agreed to plead guilty to both counts. Under a plea agreement, Brannan's lawyer and prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of nearly three years. A hearing is scheduled Monday in Richmond.

Brannan's lawyer did not respond to requests for comment.

Court documents do not include the names of the celebrities. A spokesman for prosecutors said the victims' names will not be released.

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