July 31, 2015
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A former fire captain and Rohnert Park
police officer accused of secretly taping teens having sex is going
A Sonoma County judge sentenced 34-year-old Matthew David
Phillips to 2 years and 8 months in prison Thursday. Phillips
pleaded no contest in September to six felony charges, including
three counts of surreptitiously filming people engaged in sexual
Phillips, a former Bennett Valley volunteer fire captain, was
accused of taping teenage boys having sex with their girlfriends.
Authorities say the girls were unaware they were being filmed.
The boys were in a training program Phillips coordinated for
teens interested in pursuing a career in firefighting.
Phillips will have to register as a sex offender after his
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