American Idol Winner Laine Hardy Arrested
"American Idol" Season 17 winner Laine Hardy was arrested Friday by the Louisiana State University Police Department after the singer was accused of bugging a student's room with a recording device.
Hardy, 21, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for violation of 15:1303 — interception and disclosure of wire, electronic or oral communication.
If found guilty, he could face a fine of up to $10,000 and or a prison sentence of two to 10 years.
The student told police she discovered the device on April 7 and did a Google search to discover it was a voice-activated audio recorder.
The student told police she believes Hardy had placed the bug there.
Hardy is Louisiana native who lives in Livingston Parish. He is not an LSU student.