Judge Says 'Potty Peeper' Is Competent To Stand Trial
Police Say Man Was Hiding In Portable Toilet
8:15 AM, Jul 13, 2012
A Boulder county judge Thursday ruled alleged "potty peeper" Luke Chrisco is mentally competent to stand trial on multiple counts of burglary and unlawful sexual contact.Chrisco, 31, was arrested last summer after a woman using a portable toilet at a Boulder yoga festival noticed something moving in the tank and then saw a feces-stained man emerge from the toilet and run away.According to court records, Chrisco told police he hid in crawl spaces and bathrooms around Boulder, including at the University of Colorado, the Department of Motor Vehicles and numerous businesses, in order to watch women use the toilet.Judge Thomas Mulvahill appointed Curtis Ramsay to be Chriscos attorney. Chrisco previously said he wanted to represent himself at trial.During an arraignment hearing in November, Chrisco's previous attorney, Jason Savela, raised concerns about Chrisco's mental state.The court ordered a mental evaluation and after hearing the doctors recommendations, Mulvahill ruled Chrisco competent to stand trial. He is scheduled for a second arraignment hearing on Aug. 10.Deputy District Attorney Catrina Weigel said that with Ramsay now acting as Chriscos attorney in an official capacity, prosecutors will wait until Ramsay can review the case before they discuss whether the case will go to trial or if a plea deal could be struck, reported the Boulder Daily Camera.Chrisco is charged with nine felonies: seven counts of second-degree burglary, one count of attempted burglary and one count of criminal trespass, authorities said. He's also charged with misdemeanor attempted sexual contact in the portable toilet peeping tom case.Chrisco was charged with burglary in the restroom incidents because he's accused of entering the businesses with the intent to commit a crime -- unlawful sexual contact, authorities said.