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Having your private information fall into a stranger's hands is frightening for anyone. And Bristol Palin, who received harassing calls and texts after her mother Sarah Palin's email was compromised, is still coping with the nightmare.
While former governor Palin, 46, was campaigning as the 2008 Republican candidate for vice president, 22-year-old David Kernell hacked into her email and posted private information, including Bristol's phone number, on the internet.
In court this week, Bristol Palin, 19, said she became fearful several times -- including the day a group of boys called to say they were at her front door (she was pregnant at the time of the alleged incident.) "We live in the middle of nowhere in Alaska," she explained. "In the middle of the woods."
Kernell is facing up to 50 years in jail if convicted on charges of identity theft, wire fraud, intentionally accessing an account without authorization, unlawful electronic transmission of material outside Tennessee and attempts to conceal records to impede an FBI investigation. His attorney claims it was a simple prank and asserts that Kernell meant no harm to the Palin family.
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