Moral Low Ground

Civil Liberties

Accused Child Rapist Marc Gilbert Allowed Unlimited Access to Child Pornography in Jail

An accused child rapist who videotaped his alleged crimes and is acting as his own attorney must be allowed unlimited access to the tapes, reports KOMO News.

Marc Gilbert, a former jet pilot, will stand trial for allegedly luring young boys to his Lake Tapps, Washington home where he filmed himself raping them. There are over 100 videotapes and DVDs with 28 hours of shocking pornographic footage on them, and under the law, the defendant must be allowed to review any material relating to his case.

Preventing Gilbert from viewing the disgusting material could result in a mistrial.

In order to prevent other inmates from seeing the child pornography, Gilbert will have to view the sickening material in a separate room. Moral Low Ground was unable to ascertain whether he will be monitored or not.

“Make no mistake– I don’t like it,” Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor told KOMO News. “But it is not my choice whether to do it or not to do it. There’s no question that I don’t like it. There’s no question that this makes me grind my teeth.”

“We don’t want to do it, but we have to follow the law,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told KOMO. “The fix here is to change the law.”

It gets worse. Speaking of the law, after failing to pass legislation that would have kept rape suspects who act as their own attorneys from questioning their victims, KEZI reports that Gilbert may actually have the opportunity to cross-examine the little boys who he is accused of raping.

Such is the price we pay as a society that values the rule of law. There will be much “grinding of teeth” as Gilbert prepares to face justice.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Related Posts

One Comment

  1. val davidsonJuly 15, 2011 at 8:04 amReply

    Castrate him!!!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Douche Du Jour
  • GOP Congressman Robert Pittenger Says Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate White People Because They’re Successful’
  • Israel Nominates Col. Eyal Karim, Who Endorsed Rape of Non-Jews to ‘Boost Troop Morale,’ for Chief Military Rabbi
  • The Hateful 8: Anti-Gay Christian Leaders Praise Orlando Massacre
  • Koch Brother’s Youth Education Program Teaches ‘Sacrificing Lives for Profits’
  • Tracy Murphree, GOP Texas Sheriff Candidate, Threatens to Beat Transgender Women Unconscious
Archives