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Miley Cyrus' intruder charged with trespassing, resisting arrest

09/10/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

The man who was nabbed over the weekend for trying to enter Miley Cyrus' home has been charged with two counts of trespassing and one count of resisting arrest - all misdemeanors.

Police said Jason Luis Rivera, 40, had approached the actress and singer's Los Angeles-area house on Saturday, carrying scissors, and tried to open the front door. Cyrus was not home at the time. Police said Rivera had claimed that he was her friend of five years and was waiting for her to return.

Relatives staying in the house called the police, while Rivera began lighting candles outside. When officers arrived, Rivera told them he had been secretly married to Cyrus for several years. She has not commented on the incident.

"Jason Luis Rivera was arrested on 9/8 for trespassing on the front lawn of Miley Cyrus home," Los AngelesCity Attorney's Office Spokesperson Frank Mateljan told KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, on Monday. "We charged Rivera today with two counts of trespass PC 602m and PC 602k. Additionally, Rivera ran from the police and we charged on count of PC 148a1."

One count of trespassing carries a maximum jail sentence of up to six months, while a person convicted of resisting arrest could be put behind bars for up to a year. It is unclear if Rivera has prior convictions.

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