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Massachusetts man admits to harassing Ariana Grande

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/14/2016
Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been ordered to stay away from Ariana Grande after he pleaded guilty to harassing the pop star by sending her text messages and unwanted gifts.

Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2gJSoBx ) a judge on Tuesday placed 31-year-old Timothy Normandin, of Lowell, on probation for three years after he pleaded guilty to criminal harassment.

Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

In 2014, prosecutors say Normandin used text messages, social media and traveled to New York and Connecticut to try to talk to Grande.

Normandin is accused of sending Grande unwanted gifts including a 42-pound pumpkin, eight Yankee candles and a rock from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

A court clinician has said Normandin has a number of mental health issues, including delusional disorder. The judge ordered Normandin to continue with counseling.

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Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com

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