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Ian Watkins Sentenced to 35 Years for Child Sex Offenses

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Rumors, Rock,

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for child sex offenses.

The former Lostprophets singer appeared before Cardiff Crown Court today after pleading guilty to attempting to rape a fan's 11-month-old son and 10 other offenses. Watkins, along with his two co-defendants "Woman A" and "Woman B," stood emotionless in the dock as their sentences were handed down.

The mothers of the abused children also pleaded guilty to child abuse charges at a hearing in November along with the musician. The judge, Justice Royce, told the courtroom evidence in the case "breaks new ground" and "plunged into new depths of depravity," while Watkins was "noticeably shaking" as he stood. The court was told Watkins poses a "significant risk" to young women and children and was informed he had told a probation officer he did not know what lengths he would have gone to with children had he not been arrested.

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Lostprophets: Our “Hearts Go Out” to Ian Watkins’ Victims

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Ian WatkinsIan Watkins' former Lostprophets band mates have said their "hearts go out" to his victims after he pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offenses.

The disgraced rocker admitted to attempting to rape a fan's 11-month-old baby son and 10 other child sex offenses but pleaded not-guilty to the rape of an under 13 at Cardiff Crown Court this week.

The remaining members of the now-disbanded group have released a statement in which they said they are disgusted by Watkins' actions and their "hearts go out" to those affected. "Our hearts go out to Ian's family, the fans and friends he betrayed, and most importantly, the victims of his crimes and others like them. We hope for justice, but also that Ian will truly take responsibility for what he's done," they said In a post on their Facebook account.

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