OK for suspect to view child porn in Tacoma jail

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A man accused of child sex crimes is allowed to view child pornography in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma.

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 were seized from Gilbert's Lake Tapps home after his arrest in 2007. Gilbert worked as a pilot and is accused of using money and alcohol to lure more than a dozen boys to his home where they were molested.

KIRO-FM reports that when Gilbert views his videos in the jail he's with an investigator in a separate room visible to jail guards.

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Information from: KIRO-FM, http://mynorthwest.com/