Accused ‘porta-potty peeper’ pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

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By Paula Vargas

BOULDER, Colo. —  A Boulder judge granted the man known as the alleged ‘porta-potty peeper’ to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Friday.

Luke Chrisco, who has had four attorneys represent him, originally entered a not guilty plea on eight counts of felony burglary and two misdemeanors.

In a jailhouse interview with FOX31 Denver, Chrisco, 31, admitted he hid inside a portable toilet to spy on women through peepholes he created.

Chrisco was arrested in August 2011 after a woman at Boulder’s Hanuman Festival reported seeing something moving in the portable toilet she was using. She then reported seeing a feces-stained man emerge from the tank and run away.

Several days later, police in Vail arrested Chrisco during an unrelated traffic stop according to court records.

During the course of the investigation, court documents reveal Chrisco confessed to spying on women in other public restrooms around Boulder including the Department of Motor Vehicles office, International Youth Hostel, University of Colorado, Naropa University and other businesses.

Authorities say the incidents happened between May 1 and June 23, 2011.

His Trial is scheduled to begin March 11.