This week in Circuit Court, Brian Chillious, 45, pled guilty to a total of forty years with the Mississippi Department of Correction for a series of child sex crimes that took place in Washington County. Chillious pled guilty to two counts of Sexual Battery, Human Trafficking, Kidnapping, and to the Production of Child Pornography for a series of assaults on a teenage boy in March of 2021.
Officers with the Greenville Police Department responded to a local motel and found the teenage boy with multiple serious injuries that he sustained attempting to escape from Chillious following a series of sexual assaults that had occurred that same evening. Chillious filmed the assaults on his cell phone and officers were able to secure the phone and place it into evidence.
After a forensic examination was performed on the phone, evidence of Chillious crimes were recovered. Chillious was charged with human trafficking as he coerced the teen to engage in sexual activity initially with money and then later held him at knifepoint while he committed the sexual assaults.
John Herzog Jr. prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office. Herzog said “A dangerous sex offender has been removed from the City of Greenville and Washington County. Nothing will ever give this victim back what was taken from him but hopefully he and others will gain a measure of peace knowing that Chillious will not be able to harm members of the public in the near future.” District Attorney Dewayne Richardson added that “Those who prey on the most vulnerable in our society, our children, must pay the most serious of costs for their crimes. Crimes against our young people and especially sex crimes, will not be tolerated.”
Circuit Judge Richard Smith sentenced Chillious to serve forty years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for the Human Trafficking charge with twenty-five years of that sentence to be served in custody. Chillious also received twenty-five year sentences for the Sexual Battery offenses and the Kidnapping charge. The Production of Child Pornography charge resulted in a maximum sentence of ten years in prison for this offense. In total, Chillious will have to serve twenty-five years in custody day-for-day with no possibility of early release or parole. Upon his release, Chillious will be required to register as a sex offender for life.