Published December 27, 2011
A Florida man accused of hacking into a range of celebrities' email accounts -- including those of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Mila Kunis -- and spreading racy images online is set to appear in court Tuesday.
Christoper Chaney is expected at a Los Angeles courtroom where he will be tried on 26 charges including identity theft, unauthorized computer access and wiretapping, KTLA-TV reported.
Chaney, 35, pleaded not guilty to the charges during a court hearing on Nov. 1, three weeks after he was detained following an 11-month investigation -- dubbed "Operation Hackerazzi" -- by agencies including the FBI.
He was allowed to remain free but his bail was increased from $10,000 -- set when he initially appeared in court in Florida -- to $110,000.
Chaney faces more than 120 years in prison if convicted of all 26 counts before the court.
Private cell phone pictures Johansson allegedly took of herself surfaced on the internet in September.
One photo showed the actress draped in a towel, taking a photo of her exposed backside reflected in a mirror, while another showed her topless.
Johansson broke her silence on the nude photos in November, saying, "I know my best angles."
"They were sent to my husband [ex-hubby Ryan Reynolds]," she added, according to the New York Post. "There's nothing wrong with that. It's not like I was shooting a porno -- although there's nothing wrong with that, either."