Accused Pedophile Allowed to watch Pornography in Jail

Troubling news recently broke for people who think that the laws are a little too lenient for pedophiles. Through an absolute terrible loophole in the law, a man accused of child molestation and of pedaling child pornography is actually being allowed to view his own child pornography tapes while in a Tacoma, Washington, Prison.

The accused, Weldon Marc Gilbert, is now free to watch his collection of over 200 child pornography videos from the jail in which he is imprisoned. The loophole allows to the man to watch as many hours of the video as he needs to because he is acting as his own attorney. Under the law, because Gilbert is representing himself, he must be allowed to view the evidence pertaining to his defense. In this twisted case, this evidence is actually the child pornography found in his home that he (allegedly) produced.

Gilbert is not only charged with pedaling child pornography but the former pilot is also accused of luring children with alcohol and other bribes into his Washington home to abuse them physically and mentally. And while he can not watch the videos alone, and an investigator is with him at all times in a room monitored by jail guards, I can’t imagine that Gilbert is really getting any work done at all, but indulging himself in his sick fantasies.

This is simply another instance in which a sick, sad man is taking advantage of the American legal system for his own benefit. If there’s any consolation in this story, it’s that Gilbert will likely be too enthralled with his past disturbing actions to prepare an adequate defense, and that his victims will get swift justice. Enjoy your loophole for now Gilbert, because if there’s any justice in the world you’ll soon be getting what’s coming to you on the inside of a Washington penitentiary.

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Posted on July 14, 2011, in News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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