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Federal prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old Bahamian man with unlawfully accessing celebrity email accounts to steal scripts and sexually explicit videos.

The charges were filed against Alonzo Knowles by Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Glenn Sorge, acting Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New York.

Knowles was arrested in New York on Monday and charged with one count of criminal copyright infringement and one count of identity theft. Both counts carry maximum sentences of five years.

“This case has all of the elements of  the kind of blockbuster script the defendant, Alonzo Knowles, is alleged to have stolen: hacks into celebrities’ private emails, identity theft, and attempts to sell victims’ information to the highest bidder,” Bharara said. “Unfortunately, these circumstances are all too real.  I want to thank HSI for their quick work to stop Knowles’s alleged intrusions and his efforts to profit from the information he stole.”

Knowles was held without bail. Prosecutors did not identify any of the victims.

Investigators discovered the scheme earlier this month when an executive producer of an unidentified television series told them that a radio host disclosed to the exec producer that the host had received an unsolicited offer to sell scripts to the series.

Knowles is accused of telling to an undercover agent that he had “exclusive content” that was worth “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” He also allegedly showed the agent a list of e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least 130 such individuals and offered to sell sexually explicit images and videos stolen from the personal accounts — and provided the agent with images and a video clip he had stolen from a radio host’s account.

Knowles allegedly provided the agent with a copy of the passport and Social Security number of a film actor and offered to sell the Social Security number of a well-known celebrity. He also claimed to use two different methods to gain unlawful access to accounts — by sending a “virus” to the victim’s computer which enabled Knowles to access it and by emailing a false notification that the victim’s email account had been hacked, and asking for the passcodes.

Knowles was arrested after allegedly attempting to sell to 15 movie and television scripts for $80,000 and providing the agent with the Social Security Numbers of three professional athletes and a movie actress.