(CBS/AP) A 21-year-old was sentenced last week in the U.K. for hacking into a Facebook account of actress Selena Gomez, according to Britain's judiciary.
Gareth Crosskey was jailed for 12 months Wednesday after pleading guilty to crimes under Britain's Computer Misuse Act. His victim wasn't identified at the time, but in an account that since has been confirmed by officials, The Sun newspaper named her as Gomez, the girlfriend of Justin Bieber.
The tabloid said Crosskey posted the words "Justin Bieber sucks" to her Facebook page, prompting a torrent of abuse from the Canadian singer's fans. It also said Crosskey claimed to have intercepted messages between the pair.
Britain's Judicial Official on Tuesday confirmed that The Sun's story was accurate.