Gillette, Wy – A former Campbell County fire chief has been sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison on child molestation charges. Thursday's sentence means Gary Scott faces nearly 40 years in
both state and federal prison.
District Judge John Brooks called Scott a classic sexual
predator who needs to be in jail.
The 55-year-old Scott pleaded no contest last fall to 14 state
molestation charges. He is already serving a 24-year federal
sentence on 10 felony convictions of taking children across state
lines for sexual abuse.
Authorities say most of Scott's victims were cadets in a junior
firefighter program that he started after he became fire chief in
the early 1990s. They say the abuse continued until he was arrested