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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Man pleads to stalking, shooting videos

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- An Illinois insurance executive has pleaded guilty to stalking and shooting nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.

Michael David Barrett entered his plea Tuesday during a hearing attended by Andrews and her attorney in a Los Angeles federal courtroom.

According to a plea deal filed last week, prosecutors and Barrett agreed to a 27-month prison sentence. But a judge will decide how long he serves and how much restitution he will have pay Andrews. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

Barrett has admitted renting hotel rooms next to Andrews three times and shooting two videos of her while she was naked. He was accused of posting the videos online and trying to sell them to the Los Angeles-based celebrity gossip site TMZ this year.