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April 11, 2018: Man Sentenced for Trespassing on Taylor Swift’s Property

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A transient has pleaded no contest to 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) entered the plea yesterday to one misdemeanor count of trespassing and refusing to leave private property.

Lilly was immediately sentenced to three days in jail, three years of summary probation and ordered to stay away from Swift’s property.

On April 8, the defendant tried to climb the wall to the property, in spite of multiple warnings by security officers to leave, prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department.