Photos: Erin Andrews Naked Peephole Video Scandal
"You are a sexual predator, a sexual deviant and they should lock you up."
Michael David Barrett pleaded guilty in December to interstate stalking after prosecutors accused him of following Andrews to at least three cities and shooting the videos through hotel peepholes.
The Illinois insurance executive gave a tearful apology that was harshly rebuked by his victim.
"There are no words to tell Ms. Andrews how sorry I am for what I've done to her," he said. "I hope someday she can forgive me."
Barrett, 48, of suburban Chicago, agreed to a 27-month prison sentence after pleading guilty but it was up to the judge to decide how long he would actually serve.
Andrews urged the judge at the hearing to impose a harsher sentence and said she fears for her life every time she enters a hotel. After the sentencing, she said, "Thirty months isn't enough."
Barrett, who has until May 3 to surrender, was ordered to have supervised probation for three years after his release, during which he will be prohibited from contacting Andrews, her family or friends. He will not be allowed to stay in a hotel without approval of a probation officer and if he accepts employment somewhere, Andrews will be notified. Barrett was also ordered to pay $5,000 in fines and $7,366 in restitution, but the judge said further restitution may be imposed to compensate ESPN.
Barrett's lawyer, David Willingham, said his client is undergoing psychological treatment and "has sought the path of redemption."
"Mr. Barrett has lost everything he built throughout his life," Willingham said. "He's lost his career, his fiancee and his life savings. He knows that he brought this on himself."
Andrews testified in December that Barrett's actions had a devastating impact on her and her family because she is constantly reminded that his videos appeared online and is subjected to taunts from sports fans when she works as a sideline reporter.
Andrews has agreed to appear on the new season of ABC-TV's "Dancing with the Stars," an offer she said ABC made before the stalking allegations. She said she doesn't want to seclude herself from the public eye because other victims would get the wrong message.
"I did nothing wrong. Just trying to live my life," she said. "I had to deal with a lot of people who said I deserved it, that I had played to a certain audience."
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