The accused video creep who allegedly made secret naked tapes of ESPN hottie Erin Andrews was hauled into a Chicago court today and told he would have to be brought to California to face charges.
Michael David Barrett, a divorced insurance company worker, faces up to five years in prison on interstate stalking charges for allegedly using a cell phone camera to capture a nude images of Andrews through peepholes at a pair of hotels.
He was ordered to go to California, and will be held until Monday, when U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys will decide if he will be taken there in custody or be released until a court date.
In the wake of the stunning arrest – which occurred Friday, when Barrett was nabbed at O’Hare International airport – Andrews released a statement praising the government for taking down her alleged stalker.
"I hope that [this] action will help the countless others who have been similarly victimized," she said, according to the statement from her attorney. "For my part, I will make every effort to strengthen the laws on a State and Federal level to better protect victims of criminal stalking. I am also grateful to those who have expressed their concerns and good wishes for my family and me."More...