Brother of disgraced fire chief who was jailed for having child porn is going to jail on similar charges


Shane Gillies (L) and Matthew with his wife
Shane Gillies (L) and Matthew with his wife
By: Alexis Bell  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) Two brothers will be spending a lot of time behind bars after they were convicted of committing similar crimes.

Police in Michigan, were notified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, about disturbing photos that were found online.

The investigation led to the arrest of the older brother. Police said that the suspect, created multiple accounts on Flickr under various names and uploaded child porn.

Police tracked one IP address to the home Matthew "Matt" Gillies, and the second belonged to the Allegan District Fire department, where the suspect was the fire chief.

Police found photos of Gillies with children in the firehouse. They also found videos taken by Gillies of a 4-year-old girl, who was not his daughter, sleeping in his bed.

Gillies, who is married, pleaded guilty to child sexually abusive activity and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child.

He agreed not to have contact with his own children and was sentenced to between 12 to 20 years in prison.

His younger brother Shane, was also found in possession of child porn.

In a plea deal with prosecutors, Shane pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. He was sentenced to between 3 and 20 years in prison.


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