Lake Tapps sex-crimes defendant gets OK to view child porn in jail
A Lake Tapps man accused of child sex crimes is being allowed to view child pornography in the Pierce County Jail in preparation for his upcoming trial.
Sheriff Paul Pastor and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist don't like it, but the Washington State Supreme Court in 2007 ruled that defense attorneys are entitled to copies of child pornography that prosecutors plan to use as evidence against criminal defendants.
Weldon Marc Gilbert is acting as his own lawyer in his case, and that means he's allowed to review the evidence, which includes more than 100 videos seized from his home after his arrest in 2007.
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