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ISU student charged with hacking former roommate's e-mail

An Iowa State University student was in jail Wednesday, charged with hacking into his former roommate’s e-mail and sending messages falsely informing friends and relatives that he was homosexual. Nicholas Jensen is charged with electronic and mechanical eavesdropping, unauthorized computer access, and harassment. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and fines. He was in the Story County Jail Wednesday with bond set at $4,325. Jensen, a freshman, accessed e-mail conversations between his roommate and a pastor about becoming a clergyman, police said. Jensen allegedly changed one message so it appeared ISU sophomore Tyler Rasmussen was disclosing he was gay. Jensen sent the e-mails to 45 people on Rasmussen’s contact list over winter break, police said. Full Story

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