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Australian Woman Convicted Of Stalking American Idol's Diana DeGarmo

May 29 2009, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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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.

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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)



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