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Miley Cyrus prowler pleads not guilty to trespassing and resisting arrest charges

09/10/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Jason Luis Rivera, the 40-year-old man who was arrested outside Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles-area home, has pled not guilty to two counts of trespassing and one count of resisting arrest.

Rivera entered his plea on Monday, September 10, and bail has been set at $100,000. There will be a hearing on September 17 for bail review.

Rivera was arrested on Saturday, September 8, for trespassing at the Los Angeles-area home of the singer. At the time, police say Rivera was carrying scissors and he tried to open the front door. He later claimed he was a friend of the singer for five years and was waiting for her to return.

Relatives who were staying at Cyrus' home called police while Rivera was lighting candles outside. Shortly after officers arrived, Rivera told them he had been secretly married to Cyrus for several years. Rivera then reportedly ran from police, which is why he was charged on a count of resisting arrest.

It is unclear if Rivera has any prior convictions. All charges are misdemeanors. 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.

Cyrus, 19, has not commented on the matter.

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