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Rihanna’s stalker pleads guilty


Added 07 February 2019


Rihanna (FILE)

According to several international news sources, the man accused of stalking Barbadian superstar Rihanna, has pleaded guilty.

Eduardo Leon was arrested in May 2018 for breaking into the singer’s home and appeared in court yesterday in relation to the incident, where he admitted offenses of stalking, vandalism and resisting arrest. However, a burglary charge against him was dismissed, The Blast reported.

Leon was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to participate in an Office of Diversion and Re-entry (ODR) programme, which is designed for offenders who have “mental health and/or substance use disorders, including persons who are homeless”.

Rihanna – who was not in Los Angeles at the time of the incident – has a criminal protection order in effect against Leon, who authorities said spent 12 hours in her mansion before one of her assistants located him on the premises, reports in The Daily Mail said.

According to MSN, when he was arrested by police, Leon claimed he intended on having sex with Rihanna – though he insisted he would not have done it without her consent.

A few months after Eduardo’s arrest, police were called to Rihanna’s home again following a suspected burglary attempt that tripped her alarm.

And in August, police sent units to the mansion after the alarm was activated by accident.

Meanwhile, in 2015, investigators questioned a man who had sent the singer death threats and taken selfies outside her mansion, whilst in 2014, police in New York arrested a man after he showed up at her SoHo home to deliver notes to the star, after having already sent multiple letters to her Los Angeles address. (NATIONNEWS)


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