Pierce County made national headlines last year when a convicted child pornographer was allowed to watch videos depicting child sex while in jail preparing for his next trial.
The situation could have been worse, county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says: If Weldon Marc Gilbert had been out on bail, he could have taken copies of the videos home.
“That’s just completely wrong,” Lindquist said.
Prosecutors want more restrictions on the copying and dissemination of child pornography as part of criminal cases. They call for containing it to a police evidence room or other secure spot where defense attorneys and their …