Federal prosecutors have beneficial a sentence of almost three years in jail for a former Virginia highschool instructor convicted of hacking into non-public digital accounts of celebrities and others.

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Christopher Brannan pleaded responsible in October to aggravated id theft and unauthorized entry to a protected laptop. He was the fifth individual charged within the 2014 “celebgate” scandal during which hackers obtained nude images and different non-public info from greater than 200 folks.

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Actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are among the many celebrities who stated they had been victims.

Brannon is a former instructor at Lee-Davis Excessive Faculty in Mechanicsville.

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The Richmond Instances-Dispatch experiences that prosecutors have requested the decide to condemn Brannan to 34 months in jail. Sentencing is scheduled for March 1 in U.S. District Court docket in Richmond.

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