FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Miley Cyrus attends t he MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles jury convicted Jason Luis Rivera, 40, of trespassing and resisting arrest on Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, roughly a month after he was arrested at the singer’s home. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man convicted of trespassing at Miley Cyrus’ Los Angeles home has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail.
Superior Court Judge Dennis Mulcahy sentenced Jason Luis Rivera to the jail term Friday. A jury convicted Rivera of misdemeanor trespassing and resisting arrest one day earlier.
The 40-year-old has been jailed since his arrest on Sept. 8. Authorities say he was caught at Cyrus’ home carrying a pair of scissors.
Police say Rivera told officers he was a friend of the singer-actress and he repeatedly threw himself against an outside wall as if trying to break in.
Cyrus was not home during the incident.