Lake Tapps pilot gets 10 more years for sex crimes

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 52-year-old man already sentenced to 25 years in prison for possession of child pornography had 10 years added to his prison time Tuesday in Tacoma.

Weldon Marc Gilbert pleaded guilty to child molestation in Pierce County Superior Court and was sentenced to serve the time after his federal term.

Gilbert was a commercial pilot who was arrested in 2007 after investigators said he had sexually assaulted boys lured to his Lake Tapps home with money, alcohol and flying lessons.

Gilbert acted as his own lawyer during the court case and won the right to review evidence, including the child pornography he produced.


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