Man Gets Prison Term for Posting Nude Pics of Ex-Wife

Former Queens resident lured online users into racy conversations

A Maryland man will go to prison after admitting in New York City that he posed online as his ex-wife and posted nude photos of her.

Thomas Gillen, of Hagerstown, Md., has been sentenced to 2 to 5 years in prison. The former resident of Rockaway, Queens, had pleaded guilty to identity theft and criminal contempt.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Gillen admitted that he created an Internet account in his ex-wife's name.

He used it to contact men and engage them in racy conversations. He also sent them nude photos of her and posted some online.

The defendant admitted that he impersonated his former wife on the Internet 1,577 times between November 2007 and July 2008.

Gillen was arrested on similar charges in 2006 and was sentenced to five years' probation.

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