Rock singer gets 35 years for child rape

Welsh rock singer, Ian Watkins, of the rock band Lostprophets, has been sentenced to 35 years in Britain for several child sex offences. The charges include attempted rape of a baby, sexually touching a one-year-old, encouraging a fan to abuse her child, making child pornography and possessing an extreme pornographic image involving sex with an animal. After sexually touching a fan’s 11-month-old baby, Watkins then attempted to rape the child, according to the Telegraph. He encouraged another female fan to abuse her child during a video chat, as well as creating and stashing child porn videos. Watkins’ lawyer tried to argue that the defendant “unraveled” because of drug use and the pressures of fame. The 36-year-old singer was visibly shaking as he pleaded guilty to 13 child sex offenses last November.

But despite pleading guilty, a transcript of a phone call Watkins made to a fan from prison read out loud in Cardiff Crown Court, revealed Watkins’ shocking perspective on the allegations. It stated, “I’m  going to put out a statement on the 18th just to say it was ‘mega lolz.’ I do not know what everybody is getting so freaked out about. It was like either I go up there and say, ‘Come on, it was not that bad. Nobody got hurt’… [or] try to win them over with my charm.”

Described as a “committed, organized pedophile” with “no empathy, no sympathy, or any remorse,” during trial, Watkins will serve 29 years in jail and remain under strict probation for six more years. He will be up for parole after he serves at least two-thirds of his sentence.

The judge told Watkins, “You had many fawning fans that gave you power. You knew you could use that power to induce 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.”

The Lostprophets formed in 1997 and their 2006 album, Liberation Transmission, went platinum in the U.K. The band announced their break up after Watkins’ arrest. ~Jennifer Yoo

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  1. Kris • December 18, 2013 @ 6:48 PM

    Jail sounds like a good place for this guy…

  2. SAMCRO • December 18, 2013 @ 10:55 PM

    I hope he gets raped in the butt over and over again for 30 years straight.

  3. Christopher King • December 19, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

    I’m kind of hoping with both fingers crossed that the other jailees stab a shiv through this disgusting man’s crotch first, and then stuff it up his ass after.

  4. David • December 19, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

    Sick, sick, sick. As a father of a little girl, this enrages me. Jail is too good for this a$$h***!

  5. glendac • December 19, 2013 @ 11:21 AM

    PIG!!!! I hope he gets what he deserves!

  6. Mightymad • December 19, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

    Prison is too good… death is too good…

    If there’s a more splendid case out there to support daily torture sessions toward another human being, that’s the one, my friends. That’s the one.

  7. JB • December 19, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

    Pedophiles are automatically targeted in jail. Hope they make quick work of him.

  8. nadine • December 19, 2013 @ 12:46 PM

    wow, i hope he never gets out. what’s with these UK pedophiles…the BBC guy went for years abusing kids

  9. Mandee • December 19, 2013 @ 12:51 PM

    Wow how can a mother be convinced to assist such a disgusting pig in the molestation of her own child?!?!? Where is the death penalty when you need it?

  10. Jenifer • December 19, 2013 @ 1:26 PM

    Not long enough in my opinion. What a disgusting monster. I hope he gets what he deserves while he’s in there. People like that don’t reform. He should not be eligible for parol at all

  11. Charm • December 19, 2013 @ 2:13 PM

    Freaking unacceptable! Disgusting and wretched and there’s not enough words to express my very angry opinion! He deserves everything he gets in jail and worse!

  12. stu • December 19, 2013 @ 2:59 PM

    makes me hate people on a regular basis.
    so many losers out there.
    plus the fact he had a chance as being a celebrity to being a piece of shyt I hope he dies in jail.

    Ive been locked up and I can tell ya guys like tht hav a target on their bak. he will get his….
    looking at his picture I can tell he wont last long.lol

    even in protective custody you are not protected.

    MERRY XMAS. lol

  13. Ron • December 19, 2013 @ 5:16 PM

    Has anyone had the inclination to take a DNA sample from this piece of faecal matter? It would be good to be able to screen these sort of creatures from the womb and give them an appointment with a vacuum. I’m surprised that the liberal psychiatric professionals aren’t crying foul at his lengthy incarceration claiming he should be hospitalized with his disease. In this sort of thing I agree whole heartedly with the return of the death penalty and to see this sort of filth doing the Newgate Twitch at the end of a rope

  14. Pirathepan Kamalanathan • December 19, 2013 @ 5:30 PM

    People in jail would take care of him. Even convicted criminals have the morality to not hurt a child….he will suffer.

    Goes to show there are turds in higher places as well.

  15. Linda • December 19, 2013 @ 8:20 PM

    Lowest disgusting evil SCUMBAG of the f**kng earth!!!! I don’t even have kids and this guy sickened me. And as he lacks empathy or remorse for what he did- that makes him a sociopath as well!!! There is something seriously, disturbingly WRONG with any guy who attempts to rape a baby, sexually touching a 1 year old, and possessing not just child porn, but bestiality porn!!! I feel really sorry for this baby, who was innocent like all children, and in her infancy already had that stolen from her- forever. Imagine how she will feel when she’s old enough to be told or finds out what this bastard has done to her!!! 🙁 This guy will get what’s coming to him in jail….once all the other inmates find out what he’s in for. He has NO escape. Everyone knows that pedophiles and child abusers are the lowest of the LOW and Karma will be looking for him!!!

  16. Jeannette Laframboise • December 20, 2013 @ 1:47 AM

    Jail is too good for this useless piece of crap. He will end up in protective custody while in jail so the other inmates don’t injure or kill him…I say throw him into general population and let him get what he really deserves.

  17. Ann • December 21, 2013 @ 12:22 AM

    Put him in a dark room, lock the door, throw away the key, and turn on the gas!

  18. Eve • December 21, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

    Child rapists are definitely targeted in prison and he will be raped himself (hopefully). This is pure evil and one of the most disgusting cases of rape I’ve read. What’s amazing to me however is that a lawyer agreed to represent this creep (anything for a buck I guess). The judge did not use harsh enough language for him and I think the sentence should have been life (a long life in prison and many years of prison rape!).

    He said on that tape that nobody got hurt…many years of struggle, pain and therapy for those victims – he’s disgusting!

    Sending him to the gas chamber is way too easy – he needs to suffer and pay for what he’s done.

  19. Shirley • December 21, 2013 @ 10:14 PM

    Wow! What a shame, how are people so F’d’ up? Bast#&D!
    Cheers and Merry Christmas to all commenter s!
    Well said!

  20. Snepts • February 5, 2014 @ 1:31 AM

    He makes Michael Jackson seem tame…

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