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A Colorado man known as the "porta potty peeper" has pleaded guilty to burglary and unlawful sexual contact, after admitting to hiding in public toilets across the state.
Luke Chrisco, 31, was caught after he emerged from a portable toilet, covered in feces, at a yoga festival in Boulder in 2011. His attorney is hoping for a "community based" sentence for the titillated toilet tenant, reports Boulder's Daily Camera.
Chrisco may have enjoyed his prior exposure to women's excrement, but this time it'll be Lady Justice giving him the flush.
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Colorado authorities arrested Chrisco a few days after the porta potty peeping incident. Chrisco related his adventures in crawling into public restrooms all over the state to peek at women doing their business, the Daily Camera reports.
In Colorado, there are "Peeping Tom" laws that prohibit observing or photographing someone's privates, which by itself is a misdemeanor.
However, when that Peeping Tom gets sexual gratification from the invasion of privacy, like the poo-stained Chrisco, the crime is considered an unlawful sexual act.
The Insanity Defense
Despite the spending plenty of time in state university bathrooms, Chrisco has not been knowledgeable enough to seek proper legal aid, and initially wanted to represent himself in his criminal case.
Chrisco underwent mental health evaluations that concluded he was competent to stand trial, reports the Daily Camera. But in a flash of genius, he eventually decided against representing himself.
He did, however, plead not guilty by reason of insanity, like fellow Coloradan James Holmes. But Chrisco later accepted a plea bargain.
A judge next month will do his duty and sentence Chrisco for his crimes. By accepting the prosecutor's plea bargain, the "porta potty peeper" agreed to have seven criminal charges dropped in exchange for a judge sentencing him for two counts of burglary and one charge of unlawful sexual contact.
Chrisco could potentially face more than a decade behind bars. But perhaps the judge will look into the bathroom voyeur's heart and find some moral fiber that justifies probation over prison.