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article imageChild rape suspect requests interviews with his victims

By Brett Wilkins     Jul 31, 2012 in Crime
Tacoma - An alleged child rapist who made national headlines last year when he was allowed to legally view self-recorded videos of his crimes is now requesting interviews with his victims.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Marc Gilbert, who is currently on trial and acting as his own attorney, has told a judge that he wishes to interview his alleged victims.
Gilbert, a former jet pilot, stands accused of luring young boys to his Lake Tapps, Washington home where he recorded videos of himself raping them. Prosecutors allege there are over 100 videotapes and DVDs containing 28 hours of incriminating pornographic footage.
Under Washington state law, defendants have the right to review all materials relating to their cases. Gilbert was therefore allowed unlimited viewing access to the videos in a room separate from the rest of the prison population.
Gilbert has already pleaded guilty in a federal court to sexually torturing and molesting more than a dozen boys. He was sentenced to 25 years behind bars. His current trial, in Pierce County, could result in additional prison time.
One of Gilbert's alleged victims, now 22, told the Post-Intelligencer that the suspect lured him into a secret room filled with pornography and sex devices and then attacked him. He was ten years old at the time.
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