Taylor Swift’s house intruder pleaded guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree after getting caught and will be spending some time in prison.
The New York Police Department said that Roger Alvarado was arrested at 2:45 AM on Thursday after he climbed onto the second-floor balcony and entered Swift’s property by breaking the window with a brick. He was charged with burglary, criminal contempt, criminal mischief and possession of burglar tools.
Alvarado was arraigned before Ilana Marcus on Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Contempt in the First Degree. A Manhattan DA spokesperson said that Alvarado later pleaded guilty to a count of criminal contempt in the first degree and has been promised a two to four years sentence in prison. Bail is at $30,000 cash and a $75,000 bond.
This is the second time Alvarado has been arrested for breaking into Swift’s home and was also arrested in April and charged with burglary, stalking, criminal mischief in the third degree and criminal trespass. He was given a plea deal after pleading guilty. He served for six months and went on probation for five years.
Swift recently said in an Elle issue, “My fear of violence has continued into my personal life. I carry QuikClot army grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds. Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online. You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things.”
Swift was not home at the time of the break-in.