- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man accused of stalking his stepdaughter and hiding cameras to record women undressing has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to serve nearly four years in prison.

The plea from Bryan Duane Tilley, 51, of Keizer on Tuesday was part of an agreement with prosecutors, the Statesman Journal reported (https://stjr.nl/1t2GunJ ).

The case started in October 2013 when his stepdaughter, a student at Oregon State University, reported to Corvallis police that her social media accounts had been taken over by a stalker.

The investigation led police to arrest Tilley.

Investigators found he had secretly recorded video of women undressing. Police say he left a hidden camera in the bathrooms and bedrooms of women he knew and stored the images on a thumb drive.

Tilley agreed to plead guilty in Marion County to burglary, invasion of privacy and stalking and to plead guilty to burglary and coercion in Benton County.

Court documents named five victims, some of whom spoke at the hearing Tuesday to describe their humiliation and emotional trauma on discovering the acts of someone who acted the part of a helpful neighbor, husband and supportive father to his stepdaughter and second father to her friends.

Judge Jamese Rhoades told Tilley that what they described “is how I imagined it to be. When you talk about harming people, it’s obvious you’ve caused an incredible amount of emotional harm. Part of the reason for the sentencing had to do with trying to address their need for security.”

Tilley apologized, saying, “I’ve devastated many people’s lives here. I know the emotional scars I’ve caused will last a lifetime.”

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com


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