Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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July 4, 2013

Former AHS student leader busted on hacking charges

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According to one local media report, Sun was arrested on May 29 at 1 John St., Brookline, by Brookline police and charged on a warrant out of Purdue for computer hacking violations. He gave police at that time the Robinswood Way address.

Sun was joined in the scheme by Mitsutoshi Shirasaki, 24, and Sujay Sharma, 24, both of West Lafayette, Ind., police allege. All three are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to commit computer tampering, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit computer trespass. Sun also faces a misdemeanor charge of computer trespass.

The charges originally were filed in April, but were unsealed and made public only recently, according to the Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Ind.

Sun’s attorney, Jack O’Bryan, could not be reached for comment.

Sun had been in trouble before. In 2009, he was facing charges of terroristic mischief after he left a box at the parking services building on the Purdue campus that some believed might have contained a weapon of mass destruction.

Turns out it was a wheel lock, or a Denver boot, along with a ticket and $20 in cash that he owed in parking fines. Charges were never filed after Purdue students rallied to Sun’s cause.

In 2007, according to court documents, Sun pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness. The court papers do not specify what he did, but he was ordered to stay out of bars, pay a fine, submit to random drug and alcohol screening and keep away from a victim, who was named in the court documents. He was also placed on probation for one year.

It appears that while he was at Andover High School, in 2005, he was a member of the student government.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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