Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Erin Andrews' Alleged Peephole Video Stalker Arrested

A man accused of secretly taping and trying to sell nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was arrested late Friday night and appeared in federal court today. After months of FBI investigation, Michael David Barrett, 47, faces federal criminal charges of interstate stalking for allegedly taking nude videos of Andrews, posting them on the Internet and trying to sell them to celebrity Web sites such as TMZ. (more)

As the suburban man accused of secretly recording ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked in her hotel room awaits trial, security experts warn that surreptitious invasions can happen in what might seem the most private of places.

Their advice: Don't assume someone isn't watching. "A pervert will take advantage of the fact that people in a hotel will act as if they are at home," said Charles Slepian, who consults with hotels on security issues and is founder of the Foreseeable Risk Analysis Center in New York. (more)