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Jul 13, 2011 10:51 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Suspect allowed to view child porn in Wash. jail

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man accused of child sex crimes is allowed to view child pornography in jail.
The sheriff and the prosecutor don't like it. But Weldon Marc Gilbert is acting as his own lawyer in the case, and that means he's allowed to review the evidence.
More than 100 videos and photographs were seized from Gilbert's Lake Tapps home after his 2007 arrest. Authorities say some of them were shot by Gilbert.
Gilbert worked as a pilot and is accused of using money and alcohol to lure more than a dozen boys to his home, where police say he molested them.
KIRO-FM reports that when Gilbert views his videos in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, he's with an investigator in a separate room visible to jail guards.

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