Porta-Potty Suspect Says He Peeped At CU

Peeping Charges Not The Most Severe Luke Chrisco Faces

More peepholes have been found in Boulder bathrooms.

The University of Colorado police confirmed with 7NEWS that three bathrooms on campus may have been visited by Luke Chrisco, suspected of being a "Porta-Potty peeper."

Cmdr. Tim McGraw told 7NEWS that detectives are investigating damage to two bathrooms on the first floor of the Ekeley Science building and a fourth floor restroom in the Muenzinger Psychology building. McGraw said maintenance crews had already repaired the damage.

Chrisco admitted to 7NEWS in a jailhouse interview on Friday that he climbed into the tank of a Porta-Potty and spied on women at a yoga festival in Boulder. He also admitted to peeping on women in various Boulder bathrooms.

Inside the men's restroom at Boulder Cafe on Pearl Street and in the men's restroom inside the 28th Street Target, 7NEWS found repairs to the tile wall that connects the men's rooms to the women's rooms.

Peeping Charges Not Most Serious Chrisco Faces

Chrisco has been charged with unlawful sexual contact and burglary.

A Boulder police spokeswoman told 7NEWS he's charged with burglary for walking into a business with the intent to commit a crime.

Based on state law, burglary is a more serious charge than unlawful sexual contact.

Burglary is a felony and could mean prison time. Peeping is a misdemeanor, as long as the victim is not younger than 15, and could result in up to two years in county jail and possibly having to register as a sex offender.

"I think there's some who think that visual sexual contact should be closer to a felony than it is," said Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett.

"Should I be concerned that going into the business to peep is more serious than the peeping itself?" asked 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger.

"Perhaps, and if so you can take it up with your legislator," said Garnett.

"Should a case like this be an example for the state Legislature to possibly change the law?" asked Zelinger.

"Well, it might be. I know a bunch of people are going to be talking about it," said state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Arvada.

State Peeping Law About To Change

A bill sponsored by Hudak will change the state's peeping law in July 2012.

Last year, her legislation made it a felony to peep on someone younger than 15. It also added "live streaming video" to the technology aspects where someone could be considered peeping.

Since Chrisco looked and never touched, his peeping crime is only a misdemeanor.

"When people hear that the burglary is a felony and the unlawful sexual contact is a misdemeanor, is that a problem?" asked Zelinger.

"It may to somebody who doesn't know the ins and outs of the law," said Hudak. "Justice will be served. I guarantee it."

"What I think is great, is it's making everybody talk about, 'what are we trying to do with sex offenses?' How do we draw distinctions between the really super serious cases and the less serious, and then the creepy but still serious?" said Garnett.

DA Investigating Multiple Boulder Bathrooms

Investigators with the district attorney's office are looking into other locations where Chrisco may have peeped.

Based on the arrest warrant, he admitted to investigators to sitting in women's bathroom stalls. He said he would peep and sometimes masturbate when a woman was in a neighboring stall.

According to the arrest warrant, Chrisco admitted to drilling holes into a women's restroom to peep at multiple locations:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles -- 2850 Iris Avenue
  • The Naropa Institute -- 2130 Arapahoe Avenue
  • Target -- 2800 Pearl Street
  • Boulder Cafe -- 1247 Pearl Street

The locations Chrisco said he peeped on women from inside a neighboring stall include:

  • Absinthe -- 1109 Pearl Street
  • The Rio -- 1101 Walnut Street
  • Macy's -- 1900 28th Street
  • Cheesecake Factory -- 1401 Pearl Street
  • Mamacita's -- 1149 13th Street
  • International Youth Hostel -- 1107 12th Street
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