ESPN sports presenter Erin Andrews wasn’t the only woman to fall prey to Michael David Barrett’s creepy Peeping Tom video taping.
Court papers filed in Federal Court Monday reveal that Barrett taped 16 other women and researched several more, including high profile celebrities.
Barrett pled guilty to an interstate stalking charge in a Los Angeles court back in December. 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, before posting the video footage on an adult website.
Prosecutors met in court Monday to convince the judge to sentence Barrett to 27 months, a sentence greatly reduced due to his plea bargain – he had been facing up to 5 years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.
In the shocking documents prosecutors claim Barrett “victimized approximately 16 other women in almost precisely the same way he victimized” Andrews — and posted at least 32 “hotel peephole videos” on the web.
In addition, Barrett ran background searches on 30 other potential victims, including, “other female sports reporters, as well as other television personalities.”
Prosecutors claim Andrews now suffers from “substantial emotional distress” following her ordeal and that she is seeking $335,558.27 in restitution from Barrett.