Erin Andrews‘ stalker, Michael David Barrett pled guilty to an interstate stalking charge in a Los Angeles court Monday. He will be sentenced on February 22nd.
Barrett is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 but as RadarOnline.com previously reported Barrett entered into a plea bargain with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, and should be facing a much reduced sentence of 27 months.
A visibly upset and shaken Andrews testified in court in person, asking for Barrett to be locked up behind bars so he can not do the same thing again to someone else. She also testified that Barrett has ruined her life and torn her career apart.
The 48-year-old insurance executive from Westmont Illinois secretly filmed Andrews in various states of undress on several occasions in a series of hotels.
Barrett tracked the pretty ESPN correspondent for months across multiple states (one time even calling eleven different hotels to find her) and videotaped her inside her hotel room without her knowledge by removing her door’s peephole. Barrett then tried to sell the footage to adult websites.
In a tearful appearance on the Oprah show back in September Andrews said of the ordeal, “It’s been a nightmare and I kind of everyday want to say I am going to wake up, I’m ready to wake up.”
Andrews went on to say that now she has to live with it and that the ordeal will never be fully over as law enforcement have told her, “You’re going to have to deal with the fact this is never going to come off the internet. They’re never going to get it down.”