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April 10, 2018: Man Charged with Trespassing on Taylor Swift’s Property

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A transient was charged today with trespassing onto a property owned, but not currently occupied, by singer Taylor Swift, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Justin Christoph Lilly (dob 11/3/94) faces one misdemeanor count of trespassing and refusing to leave private property.

Arraignment in case 8AR31690 is scheduled today in Department W73 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

The defendant is charged with trying to climb the wall to the property, in spite of multiple warnings by security officers to leave, prosecutors said.

If convicted as charged, Lilly faces a possible maximum sentence of six months in jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department.