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Tag: Weldon Marc Gilbert


Arguments today on Lake Tapps pilot’s motion to represent himself in child-sex crimes case

Weldon Marc Gilbert is in court this morning to argue his motion to represent himself against child-sex crimes charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

Gilbert, a wealthy Lake Tapps pilot, was sentenced last year to federal prison after he pleaded guilty to more than 30 child-sex crimes. He still faced charges in Pierce County, however.

He filed a motion last month to represent himself in state court.  Read Adam’s story about the motion here.

Adam is in court for the hearing and will report what happens.


Sentencing of Lake Tapps pilot in sex case moved to November

For those of you that following court cases closely, today’s sentencing of Weldon Marc Gilbert has been postponed.

The wealthy Lake Tapps pilot accused in dozens of sex crimes involving young boys will now be sentenced Nov. 16.

Gilbert pleaded guilty in April in federal court to31 counts of production of child pornography, two counts of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity and two counts of obstruction of justice.

He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. In its sentencing memorandum, federal prosecutors argue for a 25-year prison term.