Another home-invader who broke into one of Taylor Swift’s homes is paying the price for criminal behavior. Roger Alvarado pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and criminal contempt, TMZ and Page Six reported Friday. Alvarado, who was accused of breaking into Swift’s New York City home, taking a shower, and falling asleep, will be formally sentenced on December 20, accepted a plea offer of six months in prison from the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
The incident took place in April of this year. As Alvarado allegedly climbed a ladder and broke a window to gain entry into Swift’s home. Once inside, the accused stalker took a shower and apparently fell asleep in one of the singer’s beds, before a neighbor’s tip led to his arrest. In addition to the prison time, Alvarado’s sentence is expected to five months’ probation and court-mandated mental health treatment.
Swift was not present during the April break-in, as the brownstone was reportedly under renovation at the time. That said, Alvarado’s case is only the latest high-profile instance of stalking the singer has faced. This past May saw Mohammed Jaffar similarly sentenced to six months’ incarceration, following a 2017 arrest at another of Swift’s New York properties and a history of threatening behavior. Jaffar had previously been declared unfit to stand trial and placed in a state psychiatric facility, given his history of tweeting deluded affection at Swift, harassing her management, and attempting to invade her residence.