Lake Tapps pilot faces child porn sentence Nov. 16

Sentencing was rescheduled to Nov. 16 in federal court in Tacoma for Weldon Marc Gilbert.

He’s a commercial cargo pilot who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and transporting a minor across state lines for sexual activity. Under terms of a plea agreement he faces 19 to 25 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Gilbert groomed boys by offering them alcohol, money and flying lessons. Investigators say he paddled and sexually abused boys at his Lake Tapps home in Pierce County.

The Associated Press