ESPN reporter Erin Andrews says her ordeal at the hands of a video stalker still haunts her every time she steps into a hotel room, wondering if someone is in the next room waiting to invade her privacy with a hidden camera. Andrews spoke Monday just after the Illinois insurance executive who acknowledged shooting videos of her naked through hotel peepholes received a 2 1/2 year federal prison sentence.
“I’m at the angry stage. I’m mad,” a tearful Andrews told reporters outside court. “Thirty months isn’t enough.” Michael David Barrett, 48, pleaded guilty in December to interstate stalking in the case. Prosecutors had accused him of following Andrews to at least three cities and then posting the videos of her on the Internet. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, who sentenced Barrett, gave him a longer term than the 27 months agreed to in a plea bargain. He said 30 months was the maximum he could impose under court guidelines.
The Associated Press: ESPN reporter’s stalker gets 30 months in prison
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