Washington County Sheriff's Office
January 29, 2015 02:00 PM

When 18-year-old Madison Reed was growing up in Beaverton, Oregon, she had no clue that for most of her teenage years, her neighbor was filming her at both his home and in her bedroom.

Bradley McCollum, 48, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two burglary charges and two counts of “invasion of personal privacy” for setting up the camera, the Washington County Circuit Court confirmed to PEOPLE.

McCollum, a family friend, set up a camera at his beach house in 2010, when Madison was just 13-years-old, to secretly record her when she came to visit, according to KGW-TV.

The footage includes extensive video of her naked and in various states of undressing.

In 2014, he added a second camera, which was placed inside her home.

He had been a close friend of the Reed family for more than a decade, and they often vacationed together.

“My world was upside down,” Madison’s father, Clark Reed, told the news outlet. “That’s like your brother or something. I mean, we were looking for every excuse to think it was someone else until we had proof.”

This past summer, Clark noticed McCollum leaving the area of his daughter’s room, which he found odd.

Soon after, her mother found the hidden camera in her room.

“It’s disgusting,” Madison told the news outlet. “I don’t like to think about it, but I think about it all the time. Like all day.”

What shocks the Reed family, according to KGW-TV, is that under Oregon law, the invasion of privacy charge is a misdemeanor and does not require McCollum to register as a sex offender, even if the victim is a minor.

Even though McCollum recorded an underage girl for years, prosecutors said that they did not have enough evidence to prove he was guilty of a sex crime under Oregon law.

Once he serves his possible sentence, he can remain Madison’s neighbor.

“The sad thing about some cases in Oregon is that technology has outpaced the law,” Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel tells PEOPLE. “People get very creative with how they create crimes.”

McCollum will be sentenced on March 10 and is expected to receive two years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

“We live on a dead end, so every time we want to go out in public, we have to drive by their house,” Madison said.

She is also dumbfounded by the outcome so far.

“It doesn’t make sense at all because I don’t know why it’s not child pornography,” she said. “I was underage at the time, and the intent of what he did was so obvious.”

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