Michael David Barrett, the man arrested in connection with the secret videotaping of a nude ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, has been ordered to wear an electronic monitor and will be confined to his Westmont, Ill., home between the hours of 9 p.m. And 6 a.m. U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys made the ruling in a Chicago court on Monday.
“If the allegations are true, they’re horrific,” the judge said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Grimes said Barrett was a danger to the victim and to other women. “This was an obsession, your Honor, and one he acted on,” Grimes added.
The 47-year-old traveling salesman will head back to Los Angeles (where the interstate stalking charge was filed) for another hearing. The taping, officials said, occurred at the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University, on Sept. 4, 2008.
The tape of Andrews, which was leaked online in July, show her alone in a hotel room getting dressed and is said to have been taken through a peephole.
Andrews, an ex-University of Florida dance team member, was named “sexiest sportscaster” in both 2008 and 2009 by Playboy magazine.