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Monday 29 December 2014

Man charged for breaking Hilton ban

A man has been charged with f violating a restraining order that bars him from being within 200 yards of Paris Hilton or her home
A man has been charged with f violating a restraining order that bars him from being within 200 yards of Paris Hilton or her home

A man arrested outside Paris Hilton's coastal home in Los Angeles has been charged with disobeying a court order to stay away from the socialite.

Sheriff's deputies arrested James Rainford on Monday, the third time in less than a year that the 36-year-old has been jailed for trying to meet Paris.

Rainford is expected to be arraigned on the misdemeanour charge.

He is being held on 20,000 US dollar bail and jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

Authorities said Rainford was arrested after paparazzi who were outside Paris' home recognised him.

He was arrested in April after he attempted to grab her then-boyfriend, Cy Waits, outside a Los Angeles courthouse where the pair testified against another man who attempted to burgle the hotel heiress's home in the Hollywood Hills.

He pleaded no contest to misdemeanour battery and was sentenced to 227 days in jail, but records show he was released on May 20.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Rainford was released after serving less than a month because of jail overcrowding and mandatory credits imposed by the state.

A judge issued a restraining order in October after he was arrested outside Paris' Hollywood Hills residence.

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