An intruder arrested at singer Clay Aiken's home has been charged with first degree trespassing and stalking.

Barbara Jean Saylor was taken into custody on 3 April (13) after she allegedly broke into the former American Idol star's gated community and attempted to peer inside the windows of his North Carolina pad.

The 57 year old was released on $5,000 (Gbp3,125) bond and now she has been charged with two misdemeanours, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

Saylor is due back in court on 24 April (13), reports the Associated Press.