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Boy Admits to Ashton Kutcher 'Swatting' Prank

A 12-year-old boy has admitted to the "swatting" prank that sent dozens of emergency workers rushing to the Ashton Kutcher’s home in October.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged the young boy, who was also suspected of "swatting" Justin Bieber, with four felony counts of making false bomb threats and computer intrusion in February.

On Monday, the child admitted in Juvenile Court to two of the four felony counts, and a misdemeanor was added to the petition for falsely reporting an emergency in connection with the Bieber prank.

According to the D.A.'s office, the remaining two felony charges and the misdemeanor will likely be dropped, however, they could be a factor in sentencing and restitution.

In the Kutcher incident, the boy allegedly sent a message to authorities using a TTY device, claiming to be a woman hiding in a closet from a man with a gun. One week later, a TTY caller reported a gunman had fired shots and threatened to harm police at Bieber’s residence. The stars were not at home at the time of the incidents.