Anorak

Anorak | Ian Watkins Gets 35 Sentence For ‘Mega Lolz’ Police Knew Of In 2008

Ian Watkins Gets 35 Sentence For ‘Mega Lolz’ Police Knew Of In 2008

by | 18th, December 2013

lost prophet 35 years

SINGER Ian Watkins is starting a 35-year-sentence for a string of child sex offences.

Reports say Watkins shook visibly in the dock at Cardiff Crown court. He confessed to 13 offences.

Trial judge Mr Justice Royce told Ian Watkins did not hold back:

“Those who have appeared in these courts over many years see a large number of horrific cases. This case, however, breaks new ground. You, Watkins, achieved fame and success as the lead singer of Lostprophets. You had many fawning fans. That gave you power. You knew you could use that power to induce young female fans to help satisfy your insatiable lust and take part in the sexual abuse of their own children. Away from the highlights of your public performances lay a dark and sinister side. I am satisfied that you are a deeply corrupting influence, you are highly manipulative, you are a sexual predator, you are dangerous.”

Did fandom play a part or was it just that he met like-minded, depraved women? His co-defendants, “mother A” and “mother B” were sentenced to 14 years and 16 years respectively.

Mother B’s barrister Christine Lang QC told the court: “She is a very immature young woman and was suffering from post-natal depression. She was also exceptionally lonely after her last relationship had broken down. She was a major fan of Ian Watkins and was found with 1,200 pictures of him on her iPod when she was arrested. She couldn’t believe that he could be interested in her Watkins’ interest was in her daughter. She was hooked on the excitement of the life and attention he was showering on her.”

 

PA-18507093

 

Prosecutor Christopher Clee said Watkins spoke to a woman named Samantha from his Park Prison cell. The  BBC  reports that Watkins denied being a paedophile and said: “I’m going to put

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow



Posted: 18th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink