Cyrus trespasser sentenced to 18 months in jail

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Miley Cyrus attends the 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)
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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.

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