Woman uses US government computers to follow star

A woman has admitted stalking Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington – using US government computers to obtain his personal information.

Former laboratory worker Devon Townsend accessed the singer’s e-mail account and mobile phone voicemail, intercepting messages and pictures between January and November of 2006.

She also called Bennington’s wife and threatened her, investigators told a court in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Townsend could be jailed or fined heavily when she is sentenced.

In a plea agreement she said that she was able to see the family’s photographs and travel plans, as well as information about a home they had purchased.

She also read messages sent between Linkin Park’s record company and lawyer, and also viewed their recording contract.

Townsend admitted: “On at least one occasion, knowing that Chester Bennington was in Arizona I travelled to Arizona solely for the purpose of trying to see him.

“While I was there, I monitored Chester Bennington’s voicemails as a means of trying to locate where he might be eating.”

No date has been fixed for her sentencing, reports BBC News.