Laine Hardy the winner of 'American Idol'  season 17 was arrested Friday.

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April 30 2022

He was arrested by the Louisiana State University Police Department

Laine Hardy was accused of bugging his ex-girlfriend's dorm room with a recording device.

He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for violation of 15:1303.

Laine Hardy could face a fine of up to $10,000 and or a prison sentence of two to 10 years if he found guilty.

As per the arrest warrant  a woman and her roommate found a recording device inside their room on April 6.

The next day, they reported the finding to LSU police.

The recording  device, looked like a phone charger.

The women  told officers that she believed her ex-boyfriend, Hardy, had left the device in her room.

She further added that he appeared to know details about what was going on in her life.

Police said they later found evidence of secret recordings also made over 10 days in February.

Hardy also confirmed on Facebook that he received a warrant due to allegations made against me.

He also said he have been fully cooperative with the Louisiana State University Police Department

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