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Celebrity 'Swatter' Is 12-Year-Old Boy

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CELEBRITY SWATTER 12 YEAR OLD BOY
A 12-year-old boy admitted responsibility for dangerous pranks against Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher. | AP

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say a 12-year-old boy has admitted making a prank 911 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 911 calls 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.

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