A 23-year-old Australian woman received a two-year, two-month prison sentence Friday in connection with second conviction in three years on charges she cyber-stalked former American Idol contestant Diana DeGarmo online.
Tanya Maree Quattrocchi pleaded guilty to accusations she hacked into the MySpace account of DeGarmo and intercepted the e-mails of her roommate and mother.
Quattrocchi will be eligible for parole in a year, officials said.
The judge presiding over the case, Lisa Hannan, said the cyber-infractions were particularly disconcerting as they came six months after Quattrocchi’s 2006 convictions on charges she had cyber-stalked and blackmailed DeGarmo. Hannaon said Quattrocchi’s incessant capers impacted DeGarmo’s life in a horrible way, leaving her psychologically vulnerable as a result.
DeGarmo, since her run on the popular Fox variety show, has released an album and appeared in the musical Hairspray on Broadway. (Photo: WENN)