Kris Jenner – the matriarch of the Kardashian clan – took a deserved summer break by escaping to the Caribbean on Friday, while her cyberstalker was charged in Los Angeles.
Jenner and her family have been tormented for years by the previously unidentified figure, who allegedly hacked social media and iCloud accounts belonging to Kardashians, and threatened to release a sex tape of Jenner unless she agreed to meet in person.
The suspected hacker has been identified as Christina Elizabeth Bankston, 36, of Newark, who was arrested at her home on Thursday morning, according to the Daily Mail.
Jenner responded to the news by booking a flight out of California and heading to the tropical islands of the Caribbean. The 60-year-old posted scenic shots on Instagram as she tried to forget her troubles, including a picture with Dee Ocleppo, model and wife of Tommy Hilfiger, while wearing a hat which read "do not disturb".
Meanwhile, Bankston was indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles and faces a long charge list with lengthy jail terms attached, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The nurse's assistant faces 15 counts related to hacking one of Jenner's online accounts, impersonating her former spouse, Caitlyn Jenner, and sending her illicit and threatening text messages, federal prosecutors said.
Bankston is also accused of sending explicit messages, which included the phrases "can I eat you out" and "you can't block me forever love".
Prosecutors further allege she impersonated Kris Jenner and claimed that one of Jenner's family members was committing suicide.
Bankston faces a maximum of five years in federal prison for each count of cyberstalking and hacking. Aggravated identity theft charge carries a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence
It is understood that Bankston carried out the attacks between March and September 2014.