Erin Andrews, Michael David Barrett

ESPN; AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Erin Andrews is ready to send her peeper to the pokey.

The ESPN reporter turned up in federal court in Los Angeles this afternoon to watch as her No. 1 fan, Michael David Barrett, pleaded guilty to interstate stalking as part of a plea deal.

"I feel personally threatened as long as he remains free," Andrews addressed the court, while never looking at Barrett.  "He stalked me in a calculated way. I've been humiliated. I've been embarrassed and my career has been ripped apart."

"I walk into stadiums and fans make crude comments to me," she added. "I have nightmares about this sexual predator."

Barrett, 48, admitted that he intended to "harass or to cause substantial emotional distress" to Andrews by following her to hotels in at least three different states, rigging a peephole in an adjoining room so he could videotape a naked Andrews, and then selling the salcious footage to the highest bidder.

The Illinois native faces a maximum of five years in the Big House. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

Barrett will remain under house arrest on a $100,000 bond until then. He must continue to wear an electronic monitor, abide by a curfew and follow strict rules pertaining to his telephone and Internet use.


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