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Boy admits Ashton Kutcher prank call

12 March 2013, 18:41

Los Angeles - Prosecutors say a 12-year-old boy has admitted making a prank call that drew police to Ashton Kutcher's home.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says the boy admitted responsibility for making a false bomb threat and computer intrusion.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Prosecutors say the boy is also accused of making false calls to the 911 emergency dispatch system involving Justin Bieber's house and a bank.

Those charges will likely be dismissed, but the district attorney's office says the allegations will be considered when the boy is sentenced.

The boy's identity has not been released.

His calls were among several targeting celebrities in the Los Angeles area in recent months in a practice known as "swatting".

The pranks are intended to draw large police responses, including SWAT teams.

- AP

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