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Man pleads not guilty in ESPN reporter videos case

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Michael Barrett, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, leaves after his appearance in federal court in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon Michael Barrett, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, leaves after his appearance in federal court in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon
ESPN's Erin Andrews reports from the sidelines during a NCAA college football game between Auburn and Tennessee Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 in Knoxville, Tenn. Auburn won 26-22.  (AP Photo/Wade Payne) By Wade Payne ESPN's Erin Andrews reports from the sidelines during a NCAA college football game between Auburn and Tennessee Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 in Knoxville, Tenn. Auburn won 26-22. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) By Wade Payne
Michael Barrett, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, arrives for arraignment at federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon Michael Barrett, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, arrives for arraignment at federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon
Michael Barrett, right, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, and attorney David Willingham leave after Barrett's appearance in federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon Michael Barrett, right, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, and attorney David Willingham leave after Barrett's appearance in federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon
Michael Barrett, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, leaves after his appearance in federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon Michael Barrett, accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, leaves after his appearance in federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) By Reed Saxon

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Illinois insurance executive has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to secretly taking nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.

Michael Barrett entered the plea Monday in federal court to one count of interstate stalking.

The 48-year-old Barrett remains free after posting a higher-than-expected bond Friday of $100,000. U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Turchin set the amount after Andrews' attorney called Barrett's alleged behavior calculated, cunning and secretive and said he posed a threat to the public.

Prosecutors say Barrett found hotels where Andrews was staying three times last year. They say he rented an adjacent room, altered the peephole and shot videos of Andrews.

Barrett's attorney has said his client has no criminal record and has deep regret for the circumstances that have prompted the charges.

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