PU student cops plea deal to avoid deportation

Theresa Berger (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Theresa Berger (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue student cops a plea deal of voyeurism to avoid being deported.

As part of the deal, Theresa Berger, 21, of Colorado was sentenced to one year of probation.

According to police reports, Berger took video of women inside the locker room at the France Córdova Recreational Sports Center on campus last August. Berger told police she took screen shots of the videos of women undressing or naked women and sent them to her boyfriend in South Korea.

Berger told police she put Band-Aids on her feet so no one would question why she was in the locker room.

Berger’s attorney Steve Knecht said she entered the guilty plea for voyeurism as a misdemeanor because she was caught on camera, and he said she faced deportation if convicted of a felony.

“There’s some unique factors to this case, including the fact that she was a German citizen that’s been here since a young child,” Knecht said. “So, part of the process of working this out was to reach an agreement where she could not face potential deportation.”

Knecht said Berger is back in Colorado serving out her probation.

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